3 hours ago
June 1, 2012
Does Anyone Have the Thyme?
I started a little side project this week in the garden. While waiting for my tomatoes and peppers to harden off, I decided to play dress up with my flagstone walkways. Mr. G and I installed flagstone around my raised bed garden to cut down on weeds, mud, and to make the overall effect of the garden visually pleasing. The problem with me, is if there is a spot on the earth where a plant could grow I figure out a way to make it happen. I researched plants that tolerate full sun, are fairly flexible on water needs, and ones that could be walked on. The final winner was Wooly Thyme, Creeping Thyme, and Elfin Thyme.
I headed to my favorite local nursery and found that they carried all three types. I decided to pick up some Wooly Thyme and see how I liked the overall effect in the garden. These plants will spread approximately 18 inches. They do well in rock gardens, between flagstones, sandy soil, and feel great on the feet. I love how it looks and I will be heading back to the nursery this weekend to pick up some more.
This project will probably last throughout the summer because this product is not inexpensive, but I hope that with a little patience my flagstone pathway will go from looking like this….
To something like this….The purple is Creeping Thyme, the chartreuse is Elfin Thyme, and the silvery green is Wooley Thyme. I still have a long ways to go, but in between weeding this should be a fun project for the summer. I love how the colors work together and I am excited to see the results.
Are you doing any fun decorative projects in the garden this summer?