The same herbs,plus creeping thyme
,make up the Icelandic Mist Toner (pounds 24.
Others can be used as ground cover or on rockeries - creeping thyme
is like a carpet.
Whenever possible, Leech-Marosz uses fragrant ground covers such as creeping thyme
I've gathered together a grouping that includes rosemary, wonderful creeping thyme
, parsley and delicious sage.
Other deer-deterrent groundcover plants include catnip, creeping thyme
Irish moss (pictured), creeping thyme
, and chamomile soften the rock.
For example, it's fine to have a rose garden, but plant a flowering herb or ground cover such as catmint or creeping thyme
underneath your roses to lure bugs that prey on rose pests such as aphids.
is a quick grower and tough as nails, with pretty pink flowers.
If you have only a small courtyard, use good quality reclaimed stone or warm clay brick, leaving openings to grow creeping thyme
in the gaps instead of nondescript mortar.
Underplanting with creeping thyme
to attract bees will help too.
After the solid driveway of this Palo Alto property was replaced with twin ribbons of concrete, landscape architect Jeni Webber planted the new median strip with low-growing echeverias, dwarf daffodils, sedums, and creeping thyme
that cars can still drive over (a garage lies at the rear).
The stories and plants used in each were as follows: 1) high canopy of standard-size fruit trees, especially plums; 2) low canopy of semi-dwarf fruit and nut trees; 3) shrub story of currant bushes; 4) perennial vegetables, such as wild garlic and tree onions, edible weeds such as purslane and lambsquarters, and herbs and mints of every type; 5) horizontal growing ground cover such as creeping thyme
, used to attract bees for pollination of edible crops; 6) rhizosphere root crops such as beets and potatoes; 7) vertically growing vines such as grape and kiwi, and climbing legumes such as peas and beans.
And if you want, you can plant a durable creeping groundcover, like creeping thyme
, in the large spaces.
, used most effectively by Prince Charles, is wonderful with pink and purple flowers in mid-summer, attracting bees.
Other low groundcover choices include creeping thyme
, Dymondia margaretae, and Scotch moss