I'm starting this thread to answer jc about my rosemary bush. Also the fortune cookie made me do it!
Here is a picture of my rosemary bush. I bought it last year in a 4 inch pot. Rosemary likes to grow in a well drained preferably raised bed. If you want to grow herbs in pots, clay is best because it lets the soil dry out evenly. It really helps to live in a good climate for herbs. When I taught herb classes I lived 100 miles north of where I live now and I can't believe how much bigger and better they grow here! O.K. jc what did you try with rosemary that didn't work? We will be looking for a compost lesson from you next!
P.S. There are two hens nesting in that rosemary and they are totally hidden!
Here is a link that might be useful: