Monday, July 11, 2016

Flower for the Day Thyme Mats 7-11

I grow thyme between my stepping stones. Wooley thyme (Thymus lanuginosis) is very easy to grow. It grows 
upwards with small branches which bear beautiful lavender flowers. Elfin thyme (Thymus serpyllum) takes a little more time and love to grow. It grows closer to the ground and has tiny lavender flowers. Elfin thyme is an aromatic semi-evergreen that slowly forms a dense mat. Both can be stepped on without problems. 

Wooley thyme is the silvery mass in the center and elfin thyme is the darker green mass down to the right.

Wooley thyme flowers on the raised branches.



Wooley thyme.



Elfin thyme on the low growing mat. Both have interesting spicules coming of the edge of the leaves (lower right).


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