My grandmother always said to plant rosemary for remembrance.

How poetic that this huge one behind me should be in the Historic Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, GA, alongside the graves of Confederate and Union Soldiers.

Lest we forget.🌹

Renee Johnson is the author of Herald Angels, Acquisition, and The Haunting of William Gray.  She is currently working on a Young Adult novel, while editing a suspense novel which has international flair–an homage to her love of travel and foreign food.  She lives on a farm in North Carolina with her husband, Tony Johnson, and two very spoiled German shepherds named Hansel and Gretel.

About reneejohnsonwrites

I have recently returned from University of Iowa's Novel-Writing Intensive during their Summer Writing Festival. Other credits include two stints at The Essoyes School in France, two terms at a writer's residency at Noepe Center for Literary Arts on Martha's Vineyard, and a retreat in Italy. Join me in 'writing the world.' -- Renee Canter Johnson, author of "Herald Angels", "The Haunting of William Gray", and "Acquisition" published by The Wild Rose Press. Coming soon--an international intrigue set in Venice, Italy--where adventure and danger are as masked as the characters.
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12 Responses to My grandmother always said to plant rosemary for remembrance.

  1. prior.. says:

    I never knew this about rosemary – thanks for sharing and agree – let’s always remember ❤

  2. Hi Renee!
    I’m too didn’t know the meaning of the herb Rosemary. I love it’s smell! I’ve never, ever seen one so big and tall as the one pictured behind you. Wow!
    d.

  3. E.C. says:

    Bittersweet, it is.
    Your Grandma sounds like a lovely lady.
    That tree is the largest Rosemary I ever seen, I didn’t know it grew so massive.
    Rosemary smells like Christmas to me.
    Great photo. 🙂

  4. rangewriter says:

    I also did not know this about rosemary, one of my favorite herbs and plants…one of the few that will actually thrive under the care of my black thumbs! But I can’t even imagine a plant as large as that tree! It must smell like heaven! Maybe that is the link to the deceased? 😉

  5. I like this idea of Rosemary planting. I love this photo.

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