Saturday, February 28, 2009

Spring Thyme and Stones

Red creeping thyme leaves are beautifully red when the snow melts. Once things warm up and the sun shines on the plants, the leaves will turn back to a beautiful dark green. I can't be sure, but I really think this plant grew larger under the snow. I don't remember it's cascading down through the stones like this last fall.

This photograph was taken before the rain. It is raining pretty hard. I can hear geese flying overhead. Apparently they don't mind getting wet. Rain will take away the snow and more of the garden will begin to show. Of course the soil is way to wet to do anything, but with Ed's stone paths we can walk in the garden and inspect everything. Probably the glimpse will be brief because I know we haven't seen our last snow storm. I can remember a snowstorms in mid- May here. Still it's great to get a chance to look in on old plant friends and make plans . Finally February is finished for another year!

7 comments:

Janet said...

I do like the red creeping Thyme. It is very striking against the stone.
Janet

Gail said...

The thyme looks wonderful...and if I haven't said so before...I do love your winter header photo! gail

Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

I grow several varieties of thyme. I love seeing my crocus blooms emerge from a ground cover of thyme.

Cameron

Daphne said...

That is a really pretty creeping thyme. I didn't know there were ones that turned red in the cold. Mine is just the plain green variety.

GardenJoy4Me said...

I'm going to have to find that thyme ! I have a few varieties but that is a keeper for sure !

Msrobin said...

I love the look of that thyme growing right amongst the stones. Did you plan it, or did it plant itself?

Becky said...

Red creeping thyme is one of my favorites for planting between stones. I recommend it. When I dig up a little thyme plant from somewhere I take it and plant it in the latest stone path.