About Mother of Thyme
The sweet aromatic leaves of Mother of Thyme form dense mats for the hot dry places along your garden path and banks. When they bloom, they are covered in a blanket of deep pink blooms. Thyme can be used as a ground cover, edging, between stones or even containers. It can take the heat, too. Colorado State University lists Thyme as a deer resistant plant.
Mother of Thyme
Planting and Growing Thyme
Make sure your Thyme “harden off” to cool nights and windy conditions before planting. This requires leaving them outside in a protected area for a few days otherwise, they may wilt after planting. Choose an area that is mostly sunny. Prepare your planting hole by turning the soil at least a shovel size deep and wide and be sure the hole is filled with plenty of organic matter for best results. Remove your plant from its pack and gently loosen the root ball. Plant deep enough to cover the top of the root ball. Press down firmly on the soil and then water it in. Consider fertilizing once or twice a season. You can mulch if you like but not too close to the plant to avoid rot. Clip spent blooms for a continuous flowering!