Creeping Thyme

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There is nothing very memorable about the way this creeping thyme ended up in my garden. I picked it up from Home Depot in a plastic six-pack and planted it between paving stones on the south side of the house. This thyme must have thought that it died and went to heaven as within one summer it covered the paving stones and is now edging out the sedum angelica. It even stays green all winter!

There are over 150 varieties of thyme available and some are hardy to zone 2. This fragrant ground-cover is as hardy as grass. My daughter has parties by the fire-pit through the summer and our thyme gets stepped on all the time but nothing damages it – not even hoards of university students. Once the warm weather comes it will become a blanket of lavender.

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