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The Dirt on Herbs in a Landscape

Herbs aren't just for the windowsill anymore. Find out how basil, chives, rosemary and thyme can work double duty in the landscape as ornamentals, edibles and structural plants.

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english thyme makes great groundcover
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English thyme is the most common variety available at nurseries and it makes a great groundcover in the garden. Lemon thyme is also readily available and has the added benefit of the lemon fragrance. If you're going to use thyme in cooking, make sure to ask if the variety you buy at the nursery is edible.

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