It is overcast in Hobart today with sun breaking through occasionally. I decided to wander through Salamanca this morning to see if I could buy some thyme to add to the ones I have as ground cover. A friend of mine has dug up the lawn between the sealed parts of his driveway and planted different kinds of thyme. Not only does it look good but it is quite drought resistant too and attracts lots of bees.
I have several different oreganos as ground cover but not a lot of varieties of thyme yet. Although intent on buying thyme, I was distracted by another stall selling iris. I love iris but they do not fit into my themes of edible, fragrant or habitat but nevertheless I walked away with one called , Catch a Cloud. Isn’t that a lovely name, so evocative of blue skies and white fluffy clouds and slow summer afternoons. I was also taken by the passion for iris that the stall holders, Ilona and Martin have for iris, so much so that they call their website iris-mania. They say they are enthusiastic gardeners but the biggest part of their heart belongs to iris. How could I resist? I already have a few blue to purple to almost black iris, (from my Monet look alike fantasies) and so this pure white one will complement them.
It will remind me of today, election day 2010, so the result had better be good.