It’s Thyme to grow…

February 15, 2009 at 10:44 pm | Posted in Plants, Thyme | Leave a comment
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Grow Thyme for groundcovering in your land-

scape.  Use any of the low growing varieties

that reach a maximum size of 1″ tall.  Most have

pink, mauve, purple or white blooms which

attract many native bees and wasps.  Don’t worry,

most hornets and aggressive wasps seem immune

to the attraction of the tiny blooms with lots

of nectar.  Most of the native bees and wasps

are solitary, living singly or in very small groups,

not in a huge hive.  Many of them are very important

as pollinators for many of our food crops, and most

importantly, they will fly even in cool or wet weather

which will ground the ordinary honey bee.  Use Thyme

planted among pavers or as a lawn alternative, or

draping down a rocky bank or slope.  Rockeries

will provide the perfect setting for Thyme, dry and well-

drained, sunny and with ample room for roots to run.

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