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How beautiful to have flowers growing out from under the steps. Hummm...Pansy's at the steps going over the hill? Or is it too dark. Maybe impatiens?

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A Planting Guide for Red Creeping Thyme

Red Creeping Thyme. Grows 3 inches tall max - no mowing . Lemony scent. Gorgeous with lavender. Perennial. Repels mosquitoes. Can grow as entire lawn. (this could be an answer for me!~~tko)

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.

Mooiste tuin van Vlaanderen 2008 aangelegd door een tuinaannemer - kleine tuin of stadstuin tot 250 m² - tuinaanleg door Vlaamse tuinaannemer

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No More Mowing: 10 Grass-Free Alternatives to a Traditional Lawn

Creeping Perennials: Ground-hugging perennials like vinca, thyme, and creeping Jenny make an excellent no-mow lawn cover. (#lawn #garden)