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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Oct 18, 2015 8:27 PM CST
I have English, Nutmeg, Orange Balsam, Spicy Orange, and Lemon. The Lemon and Nutmeg are my favorites, in that order. The Nutmeg needs more water than the others, but I like it so much, I don't mind the extra work.

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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Oct 19, 2015 7:49 AM CST
I like them all as ground covers, but they are not all hardy here.
The orange did not make it through our winter for me.
So I stick to English and Creeping Thyme.
Name: Margaret
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Mindy03
Oct 19, 2015 8:01 AM CST
All I have is what was labeled Winter Thyme.
I had no idea there were so many flavors.
Do those grow from seeds or do I need to buy plants?

Thyme is very good for your respiratory system especially your lungs.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Oct 19, 2015 8:15 AM CST
Caroline, worth it to replace them they smell so good. Smiling

Margaret, I bought mine as plants. Can't remember the vendor and he isn't popping up on a Google search. Shrug! There are at least a couple dozen kinds of thyme. It is fun to experiment with them.
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Name: Cindi
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CindiKS
Oct 19, 2015 10:45 AM CST
Orange thyme makes a great walkway edger. I love all of them! The tiny, mat-forming types are actually able to keep out the bermuda grass near my walkway. Wish I had a seed source for all the various types. Maybe I'll start a thread for that?
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Oct 19, 2015 10:53 AM CST
Good idea, Cindi. Thumbs up
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Oct 19, 2015 12:05 PM CST
I have had nothing but problems getting thymes to grow for me. The photo on the left is from 2014 with about 5-6 different varieities of thyme planted below a scratch-n-dent Japanese maple. None of them lasted lthrived - wooley, pink chintz, EB Someone, white, I forget what else. They tend to die out in the middle with sparse new growth along the edges. In this particular bed, I've given up on thyme and replanted with rupturewort, which filled in very nicely in one season from three 4" pots (picture on right). I'm hoping this will be hardier, and the look is similar. I call this part of my herbs the Buddha circle even though I have yet to find a Buddha statue that I like...still searching.


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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Oct 19, 2015 12:22 PM CST
Nice, Deb. Love the shape and coloring of those rocks. Smiling
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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Oct 19, 2015 2:16 PM CST
I have several different types and a favorite is very hard to choose Rolling my eyes.
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there are three low type in this dish
pink chintz
wine and roses
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pink chintz puts on a very nice spring display of tiny flowers.

I prefer French thyme (thyme vulgaris) for cooking

and woolly thyme is great in a mini dish garden, it often cascades over the edge and just looks good.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Oct 19, 2015 3:34 PM CST
Pretty, Cinda. Smiling
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gardeningal
Oct 30, 2015 6:50 PM CST
Lemon thyme was always my fav.
I used it on a garden walkway at my home on Long Island, N.Y.
Mmmmm, it smelled great.
There are many varieties. They can be hard to find. But, unless you have someone you deal with, like I once did, you may have to surrender to the internet.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Oct 30, 2015 7:21 PM CST
I got three at the box store, ordered the others online. The lemon seems to be the easiest to propagate from cuttings.
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gardeningal
Oct 30, 2015 8:41 PM CST
Something like 28 varieties.
Lemon frost thyme sounds nice.
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gardeningal
Oct 30, 2015 9:02 PM CST
The box stores probably won't carry some of the unknown - like pink lemonade. Then again, they could surprise you.
I would love to find a place, other than online.
I used to have my favorite places to go for plants, but we have had some major changes and I haven't gotten into landscaping and gardening as much.
Name: Cindi
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CindiKS
Nov 1, 2015 8:08 PM CST
Ok, I surrender! Where online can I find cool varieties like Pink Lemonade? I'm all ears!
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Nov 1, 2015 8:27 PM CST
https://www.mountainvalleygrowers.com/thypinklemonade.htm

full list of theirs
https://www.mountainvalleygrowers.com/herbplantlist.htm
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Nov 2, 2015 8:46 AM CST
I just discovered that site a couple of days ago... I think I am seriously in trouble now! Hilarious!
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Nov 2, 2015 9:32 AM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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gardeningal
Nov 2, 2015 9:10 PM CST
Fun stuff! Can't wait to start growing again! Apparently, citrus is in.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Nov 2, 2015 9:17 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Yep, it is. Big Grin
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