Rosemary and it's water requirements
I've read a lot here about rosemary and how it does well on
"abuse", getting very little water, and only when it absolutely needs it.
But here in NC, a few weeks ago, we got the remnants of Tropical Storm Alberto. It rained for 5-6 days straight. Heavy rains. There were times it was a "white-out", I couldn't even see the houses across the street.
And all the while, my plants were outside, in their containers, including the rosemary's, getting plenty of rain. Granted, they have very good drainage, but the rosemary got quite a soaking for days and days, and no harm done. I don't know whether it was because the heat was in the 90's when we got full sun days later....maybe that helped the water evaporate from the soil. But they stayed as healthy as ever. But it was gray and cloudy and rain rain rain for days before we saw the sun some 5-6 days later.
I know rosemary doesn't like "wet feet", but I'm telling you, my rosemary plants got SOAKED! No harm done. Is this unusual? Anyone else had an experience with soaking rain and their rosemary plants? I read one post where someone lost a rosemary plant to the rain. Am I just lucky?