putting rosemary outdoors for the summer
I have successfully over-Wintered a rosemary indoors for the first time ever -- usually they give up the ghost in mid-March, right when I believe I'm on the home stretch.
Sometime soon, I'd like to put it outdoors for the Summer. Last year I did this by simply moving the pot outdoors, but I think it didn't get quite as much water as it should have, and while it did survive, it didn't exactly thrive.
This year I'm planning to put the rosemary in the garden for the Summer, but I haven't decided whether the best answer is to sink the pot into the ground (which would make it easy to bring inside next Winter), or to actually plant it in the ground, and dig it up and pot it in the Fall.
What have you done in the past? How well did it work? My goal is to use the Summer to get this rosemary as big and strong and healthy as is practical...it could use some real revival.
I'm also hoping to track down an "Arp" rosemary that should be hardy in my zone...but this particular variety is definitely not Winter-hardy in my area.