Planting Thyme Tips with Warren’s Southern Gardens
Dany: All right, it is time for thyme. Michal you’re here, I see you brought some thyme but you don’t have the old classic English thyme. What do you have for me?
Michal: Well, today we brought lemon thyme.
Dany: Oh, let me pinch to smell that.
Michal: Try that.
We have our silver thyme.
Dany: That is gorgeous, the silver leaves on there are really beautiful.
Michal: And the creeping thyme.
Michal: This one will make the nice big tight mound.
Dany: Like a Darth Vader’s helmet?
Michal: Darth Vader’s helmet.
Dany: Yeah, I got you. Beautiful perfect mound.
Dany: Well these are cool, what do you use these for?
Michal: Well these are all culinary herb, obviously but they are excellent for landscape item.
Michal: So we don’t always have to use herbs for culinary.
Dany: Sometimes we can put them in our landscape.
Michal: Put them in our landscapes and really enjoy them. These are all perennials, with a normal Houston winter, they will be. This year remains to be seen.
Dany: Sure, sure.
Michal: But it’s a great addition to the landscape.
Dany: Well I know these thyme’s love full sun, lots of sun but got any advice on what kind of soil we need to use on our perennials?
Michal: Well, anything with good compost.
Dany: Okay, well there we go. Good compost.
Michal: Good compost, at least half day sun. They will grow in full sun but we can temper that a little bit in July and August.
Dany: Well, thanks so much. That’s a great synopsis, this lemon thyme smelled so good.