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    Corsican Mint ~ Wonderful, mat forming groundcover that features tight green, aromatic foliage. Tiny lavender flowers in summer. Plant as a lawn substitution or between stones so that the gentle scent of mint is released when walked on. Excellent for front entryways and back patios. Will take moist areas as well as normal landscape scenarios and will reseed easily in the garden.

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    Looking for a grass alternative? The lowest-growing of all mints, mentha requienii prefers dry to moist soil and medium to full sun. It tolerates foot traffic well and when trampled, gives off a pleasant creme de menthe aroma. Corsican mint can even be used to make a tasty peppermint-like tea.

    Mazus reptans- Purple Mazus Tough and durable low-growing mat becomes covered with abundant, tiny purple flowers in early spring. Fast growing, bright green leaves creep and spread hugging the ground as it grows. Use as a lawn substitute, to fill voids in patios or tuck in between stepping stones. This versatile plant will take more than it's share of abuse and keep on growing!

    Corsican Mint- Beautiful shade loving ground cover that doesn't mind foot traffic and smells like creme de menthe!

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    Snow In Summer as ground cover as an alternative to grass

    Flowering ground cover between stones on a stone walk!

    Now, a year later, I can honestly say it was worth it.  As I walked across the courtyard this morning, the scent was heavy in the air and the colors of the wooly thyme, creeping thyme, "little prince" thyme, and elfin thyme had that tapestry look I was hoping for.

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    Garden edging from stone More Gardens Ideas, Rocks Edge, Rocks Border, The Rocks, Rivers Rocks, Gardens Paths, Flower Beds, Stones Border, Gardens Edge Stone garden edging. Perennial borders. Adding shrubbery to perennial flower beds rock borders for flower beds. Grass pathways - love the rock edging Landscape Ideas - Gardening Ideas - River Rock Plant Borders Stone border. Love the winding grass pathway. Not too much to mow. Soft meandering path by which to enjoy the garden. Do this in red ...

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    Excellent item for the “do it yourselfer”. Easy to use and the finished project looks great. This is also a great idea for a DIY spring project just in time for this season. Which means it is time to pay attention to your front or back yard. All you need is only a handful of […]

    Well, I have all these plants.... They just aren't in the same order. :) Well actually, they're in disorder.

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    Made for Walking There are dozens of low ground covers and creeping perennials resilient enough to withstand being walked on -- in fact, some thrive underfoot. Notice how much (or little) the pathway you're thinking of planting is used. Then select varieties with similar growth rates, water needs, and sun conditions.

    Well, that makes it look easy to move heavy pots.

    7 Classic DIY Garden Walkway Projects • With Tutorials!