R is for Rue, an herb which has a peculiar smell, a pretty leaf, and is supposed to repel flies. It is said that basil hates rue, and that the two should not be planted near each other. Looks good near roses. Rue thrived for a while, but I need to get a new one to plant in my Zone 7, edge-of-the-Piedmont, Central Virginia garden.
Thymus citriodorus (Thyme, yes, the kind you can cook with) One of my all time favorite scents in the garden! Best in the back yard, but not as a ground cover. Gets sweet pink flowers in the late spring and summer.
How to Grow Savory: There are two types of savory: summer savory and winter savory. Summer savory is an annual. Winter savory is a perennial. Both can be planted in spring about the time of the average last frost date or started indoors as early as 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost. Both will be ready for harvest about 70 days after planting.