I love this tiny thyme! It’s Elfin Creeping Thyme.
It flows over the rocks like water.
Its new leaves are bright green. Some leaves blush to burgundy. Most stay a soothing bluish green.
Its leaves are so tiny, that the clump looks like carpet until you lean in to get a closer look.
The trick to keeping thyme happy is DRAINAGE. They hate sitting in soggy soil
That’s why my thyme gets perched on top of a rock wall.
I love plants. I love books. I love books about plants. I love paintings and drawings of plants.
So…. I LOVE THIS BOOK!
The Plant Hunters by Carolyn Fry is the most beautiful book I have ever owned. It comes in a sleeve to protect the many lovely documents inside.
I just opened it this morning for the first time.
Every page has beautiful illustrations.
If that isn’t enough, there are envelopes throughout the book containing copies of historic maps and documents.
These explorers were like “Indiana Jones” characters hunting for green treasure instead of gold.
I am so happy to be going on an indoor adventure during this dreary, rainy day.
Read with the FLOWER.