Do you have a hard time finding the perfect plant to fill in the spaces in your pavers? If you've tried thyme you know how much work it is to keep it looking presentable. The same with grass. But quite by accident I found the perfect plant. Creeping oregano, Origanum vulgare humile.
I had originally planted it in my herb garden but finally moved it to a new home last year, outside the potting shed. It was more than happy there and began to spread into the spaces between the pavers. It's tight, low growing appearance makes it perfect for this application. The original plant was variegated but much of that has been lost with just the odd few places still showing their former character.
Just the odd trim now and then maintains its neat and tidy appearance. Because it is so compact it takes foot traffic well. I am hoping it will creep to the front of the potting shed door and replace the mint. In fact I am more than happy for it to spread throughout the paving. But then it would have to oust the mint and I'm not sure it could do that.
Bold Flora and Fauna in Marfa
10 hours ago