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Oct 18, 2015 8:27 PM CST
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
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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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Oct 19, 2015 7:49 AM CST
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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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.
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Oct 19, 2015 8:01 AM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Forum moderator I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Beekeeper
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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.
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Oct 19, 2015 8:15 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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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Oct 19, 2015 10:45 AM CST
Name: Cindi
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 7a)
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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?
Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
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Oct 19, 2015 10:53 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Good idea, Cindi. Thumbs up
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Oct 19, 2015 12:05 PM CST
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
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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Oct 19, 2015 12:22 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Nice, Deb. Love the shape and coloring of those rocks. Smiling
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Oct 19, 2015 2:16 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
Dances with Dirt
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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
and Highland cream

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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.
..a balanced life is worth pursuit.
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Oct 19, 2015 3:34 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Pretty, Cinda. Smiling
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Oct 30, 2015 6:50 PM CST
New York (Zone 6b)
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.
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Oct 30, 2015 7:21 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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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Oct 30, 2015 8:41 PM CST
New York (Zone 6b)
Something like 28 varieties.
Lemon frost thyme sounds nice.
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Oct 30, 2015 9:02 PM CST
New York (Zone 6b)
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.
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Nov 1, 2015 8:08 PM CST
Name: Cindi
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Beekeeper Garden Ideas: Master Level Roses Ponds Permaculture
Peonies Lilies Irises Dog Lover Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Ok, I surrender! Where online can I find cool varieties like Pink Lemonade? I'm all ears!
Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
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Nov 1, 2015 8:27 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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Nov 2, 2015 8:46 AM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River Twp, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Bee Lover Butterflies Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Greenhouse Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Enjoys or suffers cold winters
I just discovered that site a couple of days ago... I think I am seriously in trouble now! Hilarious!
“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer
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Nov 2, 2015 9:32 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Nov 2, 2015 9:10 PM CST
New York (Zone 6b)
Fun stuff! Can't wait to start growing again! Apparently, citrus is in.
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Nov 2, 2015 9:17 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Hilarious! Hilarious! Yep, it is. Big Grin
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