fragrant herbs for garden path


Old 08-29-07, 05:20 PM
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fragrant herbs for garden path

About 4 years ago I was looking to buy a new house. The owner had a rock patio with herbs planted between the rocks. The herbs would have a pleasnat fragrance when crushed under foot.

I'm building a rock path and would like to do the same, but I don't have any idea what to plant.

What herbs (or other plants) will be low growing and have a pleasant fragrance and be low growing?
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Old 08-30-07, 09:27 AM
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Mint is good. They smell really good when cut back or trimmed. I have mint in my front yard but I'm not sure what kind they are. Very easy to care, looks nice and is fragrant. They don't grow very tall. They range from 1-2' feet high.
Old 08-30-07, 04:16 PM
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Creeping thyme is often used. It's pretty hardy but you need to baby it until it's established. The stuff I have seen grows only a few inches tall. We also have white and red clover growing as a ground cover and erosion control - it's doing great, takes lots of abuse, and requires zero maintenance. No odor but I like the pretty flowers. (White clover is shorter than red.)

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