Today’s photos are from Roberta Smith in Cologne, Minnesota. She says, “I have a lot of shrub roses in my front yard. In June when they are all blooming it is quite a sight to see with all the creeping thyme lawn in bloom as well. There are two varieties of thyme. One is ‘Annie Hall’ (Thymus serpyllum ‘Annie Hall’, USDA Hardiness Zones 4-9) and I’m not sure of the other as it was mislabeled at the nursery. This thyme lawn originally was seven small plants in 1999 and it has spread and filled in the entire area. It survives the winter just fine here in my west-facing Zone 4 garden with no protection. It likes it hot and dry so another bonus is that I never water it. It’s fabulous in bloom in June and is a nice green carpet of lawn that doesn’t need mowing the rest of the summer, as it is only about two inches tall.” Thanks, Roberta, for sharing your thyme lawn with us!
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