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starchild2008 commented on a discussion: Where to buy creeping thyme plants locally or online
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I get Annie's catalog every year. Seems like everything is $5 bucks for any amount of seed, one seed or 10 seeds. You never get a lot of seeds, and everything in there looks surreal. Most of it only grows in zones 9-11, but there are a few in zone 6. Her stuff is expensive, and beautiful. It's her trip, I'm not judging, it just seems out of touch with reality. I can get thousands of seeds way cheaper. She just seems to find really hard to find plants and sell them at a high price. We grow hard to find plants and sell them at a cheap price. Not knocking it, she just has a better selection. Her prices are high bc of her overhead. We don't use expensive heaters and grow what we can by natural selection and for zone 6 and up. I just don't really want to pay the electric company to grow what Mother Nature can grow if you just pay some attention to it, so somebody's gotta pay for that electric bill, and the hoop houses. I still can't understand why they need to be so high when most people who shop are women and under 5'7". They don't need to be 20' high. Hot air rises, seems silly. Check out Elliot Coleman who grows in Vermont with no lights, no heat, and sells to high-end restaurants in the middle of winter. It's more impressive.

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starchild2008

I grew both mother of thyme and creeping thyme. mother of thyme tends to stand up as it grows and spreads well; creeping thyme has tinier leaves and seems to grow flat in a mat kind of way. I can see where people would choose that in rock gardens because it is flat and grows up and over rocks or wherever you put it. I'm partial to mother of thyme which i had in pots growing next to the creeping thyme i grew and the bees turned all my mother of thyme pink which was the same color the creeping thyme was. i thought it was funny. i don't think you can drive over it and that's my issue - my brick pathway gets driven over partway when our soil is delivered each year, so its going to look weird to have thyme growing all the way down the brick pathway except there where its mashed down. a landscaper told me to put a piece of plywood down and it would stop them from crushing my bricks - so it may work on the thyme also - i don't know, it's a dilemma of sorts.

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thank you - seems like something changed and i can't find my way around. i remember there were posts on people rating places to buy roses, and discussions about rooting plants, etc., i don't know where it was. thank you i'll try that

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vaporvac

There were some changes. It's easiest just to add the forums to your sidebar and then click on them. I bookmark one and then go from there.

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Maraly
We planted a wildflower meadow this spring in our North Carolina home. It is an area larger than 1/4 acre in front of our house that used to have invasive grasses. We purchased 20 lbs of a southeastern mix of annuals and perennials. Every day I get up and I am dazzled by the ever changing beauty. Some of these were over 6 feet tall! We will be mowing it soon. Wish us luck that they return next spring.
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ox eye daisies grow everywhere - i don't know why they list them as noxious - it doesn't stop people from growing them -