Thyme / Guides

“The perfect lawn” comes with a very heavy environmental cost!

Which are the best bee-friendly & Eco-friendly alternatives to grass lawns in backyards?

...thyme, as one of our personal favorites - less known, but equally interesting. thyme gets covered with purple flowers - which bees love - and is resistant to light foot traffic Thyme as a ground cover lawn alternative: Like other ground covers, thyme is a very hardy plant It tolerates light trampling, is dr...

Edible Perennials

A guide to growing edible perennials.

...Thyme Sage Lavender Lemon balm Bee balm (Oswego) Mint Garlic grass Chives Another interesting option is Haskap berries - which might be the next new superfood – but most people haven't heard of them yet. We found a supplier online that will deliver to the door here That...

Metal roof with solar panels
Roof coverings

How to choose roofing materials

...thyme, rosemary, or chives on them. Cons: They are heavier than a conventional roof and may require structural reinforcement, and due to soil depth they don’t facilitate growing vegetable gardens. Lifespan and cost: You can expect them to last 50 years or more if installed properly; the cost can be high to have i...

Healthy indoor air quality

The impact of ambient fragrances on our health

...thyme or eucalyptus. I have tested this myself and it's amazingly effective. Sources: Study cited in introduction: A. Steineman, Ten issues concerning air fresheners and indoor built environments, Elsevier. 2 (2017) 281 [1] A. Steinemann, Fragranced consumer products: exposures and effects from emissions, Air...