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The season comes when, from her three-month's trance,
The Earth awakens: already her deep heart
Begins to stir, and send its life abroad
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–Thomas Buchanan Read (1822–72)
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CONSIDER: THIS poet only lived 50 years...
 

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FINALLY, gardening work!
Yesterday, I moved 3 clumps of young garlic, those that I missed harvesting last summer, and transplanted them. The fences where they were growing are slated to be removed And moved, so they cannot stay.
These photos are gonna look a lot alike. I have garlic growing amongst henbit and other weedy things. Suffice to say they smelled like garlic, looked like salad onions. I transplanted 20 of them. I still have the patch of "nobody can kill it" garlic that @flowerbug sent me. :hugs
The bubules grew into garlics this Spring, but they are clumped and They need to be pulled apart and replanted. Got business in town all today and Village business tomorrow, so Saturday afternoon lunch I should be digging in the garden dirt again.
 

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I have truly become a seed addict!
I have always wanted to plant this, so now I have 150 seeds on the way. Free shipping, btw.

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Magic Carpet or Creeping Thyme Description
This floriferous and aromatic low-growing ground cover will magically transform your garden into a fairy wonderland. Plants are tolerant of foot traffic and can be planted between stepping stones, in pathways, rock gardens, or anywhere in need of a pollinator-friendly pick-me-up! This rugged, drought-tolerant perennial releases its fragrance when trod upon. Plants reach just 1 to 2 inches tall but will spread 1 to 2 feet in width.
 

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Magic Carpet or Creeping Thyme Description
This floriferous and aromatic low-growing ground cover will magically transform your garden into a fairy wonderland. Plants are tolerant of foot traffic and can be planted between stepping stones, in pathways, rock gardens, or anywhere in need of a pollinator-friendly pick-me-up! This rugged, drought-tolerant perennial releases its fragrance when trod upon. Plants reach just 1 to 2 inches tall but will spread 1 to 2 feet in width.

i probably have 10 square yards of it by now. i like it much better than the many grass and weeds that want to take over, but it only takes a few minutes to weed it (some close up work required at times) because of how isolated it is along three of the four edges.

it also doesn't seem to care too much about being moved, i cut strips of it about six inches wide and move them on a flat shovel into a shallow trench and put some dirt along the edges and water it in. done. by the mid summer of the next year i can divide it in half if i need another edge to put somewhere else. i'm now getting to the point where i can move some along yet another edge in the back that needs something along it better than bare dirt.

when it gets cold out it starts turning reddish/purple and will perk up and turn green again in the spring when it gets warm enough. i'm not sure if the color is an anti-freeze or not, but it does look nice that way too.

of course when it flowers it looks great for a while. several times a season it can flower. smells great to weed or walk on.
 

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it also doesn't seem to care too much about being moved, i cut strips of it about six inches wide and move them on a flat shovel into a shallow trench and put some dirt along the edges and water it in. done.

smells great to weed or walk on.
BOTH great reasons to plant it. I have had my eye on this for awhile now. AND....free shipping!
 

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