Monday, June 8, 2009
No Water, No Pesticides, Plenty of Color
All of these paths and gardens are full of late spring color, and provide a weed free, chemical free way to fill the areas. They all are a low/no water solution to the question "what should I plant between my flagstones?"
Woolly Thyme, Crystal River Veronica (Veronica Reavis), Pink Chintz Thyme, Yellow Ice Plant (Delosperma nubigenum), Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata), and other species of Thyme provide lots of color with very little work.
The Pink Chintz Thyme above is only in its second growing season, and has filled in beautifully. No weeds here. The bees are busy pollinating already, and there are flowers by the thousands. The bright colors of the flowers blend nicely with the gray green of the woolly thyme next to it and the flagstone it lies on.