Blog post: 27 June, 2013: And lovely snippets they are!

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jun 27, 2013 8:53 PM CST
Sooooooooooooo pretty!

I take it you favor thyme. Hilarious! (just grinnin')

I really like the tufa rock border. Are you talking about hyper-tufa where you form it yourself?


I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Mississauga, Ontaria, Canada ( (Zone 6a)
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tinpins
Jun 28, 2013 4:15 AM CST
Thanks Smiling

Yes thyme and calendula are favourites of ours. Simple, low maintenance and so pretty. Our preference is for the miniature thyme ... it's very tidy and we can walk on it without harming it. It's a bit overgrown in the front rock garden now and needs to be trimmed back again. The thyme had grown over our rock border and onto the driveway so we had to give that a major trim and replant a large sheet of it in the back garden. It was the size of a large roll of grass turf and transplanted without any die back at all.

We made hyper-tufa pots some years back and gave them away to admiring family members and said we'd make ourselves more. Keep planning on doing them every summer but always run out of time. But the rocks we made from hyper-tufa are there to stay! They have been in the ground for about six years now and are a nice edge for the rock garden. They were really easy to make and form into quite natural looking shapes.
“My heart found its home long ago in the beauty, mystery, order and disorder of the flowering earth.” Lady Bird Johnson
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Jun 28, 2013 7:09 AM CST
I love the look of the thyme. I'm not sure how well it will do down here but it's on my check into it list. The hyper-tufa rocks are fabulous!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Mississauga, Ontaria, Canada ( (Zone 6a)
Echinacea Cactus and Succulents Cottage Gardener Composter Enjoys or suffers cold winters Vegetable Grower
Region: Canadian Organic Gardener Hostas Herbs Butterflies Birds
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tinpins
Jun 28, 2013 7:30 AM CST
The low growing thyme (like Elfin Thyme) is zone 4 - 8. It loves the heat and spreads over rocks and sidewalks very quickly in our part of the world.

And Richters is where we have purchased many thyme plants and this one is to zone 9
http://www.richters.com/Web_store/web_store.cgi?product=X646...
“My heart found its home long ago in the beauty, mystery, order and disorder of the flowering earth.” Lady Bird Johnson
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Jun 28, 2013 8:18 AM CST
Thanks tinpins!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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