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14-Aug-06 07:39 AM EST
Michelle. L.14-Aug-06 12:18 PM EST 5a   
Michelle. L.15-Aug-06 01:49 AM EST 5a   
Janet15-Aug-06 10:59 AM EST 5b   
Donna02-Sep-06 05:01 PM EST 5b   
16-Sep-06 04:15 PM EST   
Pat22-Sep-06 05:16 PM EST 3a   
Megan23-Sep-06 02:01 PM EST 3a   
Pat25-Sep-06 05:34 PM EST 3a   
Frances16-Mar-09 04:26 PM EST 3a   


Subject: what to plant in flagstone walkway?
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Date: 14-Aug-06 07:39 AM EST

Morning everyone,

A couple of years ago I posted about putting in a flagstone walkway. I am happy to announce that after waiting FOREVER (or seems like it) the first phase of the walkway is just about in. I'm planning on putting soil between the stones and then want to plant something that I won't have to cut. I was thinking moss but not sure if it will survive here in zone 5a/b. I don't want to plant any annuals as I imagine it will be hard back breaking work down there on my hands and knees filling in those cracks. :)

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

Cheers Mary


Subject: RE: what to plant in flagstone walkway?
From: Michelle. L.
Zone: 5a
Date: 14-Aug-06 12:18 PM EST

Hi Mary, Congratulations on your flagstone walkway!! I suggest putting in woolly thyme.. hardy for you, low, creeping, has little purple flowers, and can handle some foot traffic as well..


Subject: RE: what to plant in flagstone walkway?
From: Michelle. L.
Zone: 5a
Date: 15-Aug-06 01:49 AM EST

Hello again Mary.. I just thought of another option for you, how about some Creeping Jenny? It is hardy, will fill in nicely and any that grows where you don't want it, is easy to pull out, and has the nice yellow flowers.. this plant can also handle a little light foot traffic as well. Hope this helps you.


Subject: RE: what to plant in flagstone walkway?
From: Janet
Zone: 5b
Date: 15-Aug-06 10:59 AM EST

An added benefit to using thyme is the fragrance when it is walked on. I'd go for that one (in fact I already have!)


Subject: RE: what to plant in flagstone walkway?
From: Donna
Zone: 5b
Date: 02-Sep-06 05:01 PM EST

I planted scottish moss last year in my flagstones.It can be walked on and it spreads in time.It is twice as big this year as last.Hope this helps.


Subject: RE: what to plant in flagstone walkway?
From:
Zone:
Date: 16-Sep-06 04:15 PM EST

Another neat little creeper is 'Brass Buttons' Leptinella squalida - comes green or black. Very attractive.


Subject: RE: what to plant in flagstone walkway?
From: Pat
Zone: 3a
Date: 22-Sep-06 05:16 PM EST

This topic interests me as I am thinking of putting in a new flagstone walkway in a brand new yard. I live in Edmonton -- would thyme work? or is it too tender between those stones in a 3a zone??


Subject: RE: what to plant in flagstone walkway?
From: Megan (megan_sl_rogers@hotmail.com)
Zone: 3a
Date: 23-Sep-06 02:01 PM EST

Thyme is hardy for flagstones in edmonton. Wooly and elfin work great. There are also a couple others that are little more touchy but provide different colours (harrington silver and red creeping thyme). Depends how sheltered your area is and how much snow cover you get. Hope this helps.


Subject: RE: what to plant in flagstone walkway?
From: Pat
Zone: 3a
Date: 25-Sep-06 05:34 PM EST

Thanks Megan! My yard is brand new -- haven't lived through a winter yet, so I will have to scout it out. I love the look of thyme around the stones though, so I will try your suggestions!


Subject: RE: where to buy plug flats of thyme groundcover
From: Frances
Zone: 3a
Date: 16-Mar-09 04:26 PM EST

Is there a supplier or place to buy large quanities of wooly or other thyme groundcovers? Someone from a garden centre said purchasing plugs in flats in the spring may be a way of filling in spaces between flagstone. (There are alot of stones and long paths). I have a few wooly thyme plants but need a hundred or more little plants to get started. Do you have suggestions? Could I grow it from seed, or is it even available?


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