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13062 FM 279 Chandler, TX 75758
This unusual thyme has small, silvery leaves and gorgeous, bright pink blooms in spring. Its flavor is spicy, not useful for cooking. But the plant is a wonderful small, evergreen groundcover for a sunny, well-drained location. Try planting it between stepping stones or as a living carpet in a fairy garden. You will be charmed by its tidy habit and good looks.
This is the month to prune evergreen shrubs. Remove any dead branches and trim into shape. Hollies and camellias can be severely cut back at this time if they are too big for their space. Now is a good time to prune old rosemary, lavender and sage. Cut it all the way back to the new growth at the base of the plant.
Homestead verbena is one of the longest blooming perennials for our climate. Bright green leaves stay on the plant through all but the harshest winters and the rich purple flowers continue for months. Homestead trails along the ground making a nice ground cover. Trim the plants in early spring and fall to keep the stems from getting too woody.