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TheArquitect
Feb 2, 2017 9:50 AM CST
Hello i need something like this in the picture.
There is no watering in the zone, only a small lake near.
The size of the cracks is ~2inches.

What do you recommend? When i made the house, the architect placed something there with mini white flowers but after a few years i removed them (stupid decision) and now i regret and i want something similar.

What do you recommend?


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TheArquitect
Feb 2, 2017 10:00 AM CST
I live in south europe.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Feb 2, 2017 10:52 AM CST
What are the growing conditions (tempurature range, very wet, very dry, full sun, shade...)?

Maybe something like Creeping Thyme. I like it because it blooms and takes a certain amount of foot traffic.
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TheArquitect
Feb 2, 2017 11:59 AM CST
DaisyI said:What are the growing conditions (tempurature range, very wet, very dry, full sun, shade...)?

Maybe something like Creeping Thyme. I like it because it blooms and takes a certain amount of foot traffic.


winter 0-15
summer 25-40

dry in summer, wet in winter.

direct sun after 12pm. it takes the sunset

I made a search in web and i filtered this:

Woolly thyme, Thymus serphyllum, Thymus, Creeping Thyme, Blue star creeper

These are some options but i dont really know the differences between all these Thymus species and the right one to choose.
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Feb 2, 2017 2:03 PM CST
Blue Star Creeper is out as it requires constant moisture.

I suggested the Thymes because they are drought tolerant (once established) and can handle the heat. I would start by finding out what is available in your area. Than you can be assured that it will grow in your conditions. And then I would plant in the fall after it starts raining or in the spring before it stops for the summer. It needs to be well established before summer comes. Don't try seeds. Hopefully, someone in your area is selling plugs or flats.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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TheArquitect
Feb 2, 2017 3:59 PM CST
DaisyI said:Blue Star Creeper is out as it requires constant moisture.

I suggested the Thymes because they are drought tolerant (once established) and can handle the heat. I would start by finding out what is available in your area. Than you can be assured that it will grow in your conditions. And then I would plant in the fall after it starts raining or in the spring before it stops for the summer. It needs to be well established before summer comes. Don't try seeds. Hopefully, someone in your area is selling plugs or flats.


Thank you for your wise advice

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