Creeping thyme isn't strong enough for rough activities like soccer, but it handles ordinary foot traffic with ease. That's why Lynne Blackman
chose it to line the paths of a classical labyrinth at her Del Mar, CA, home.
Like a giant rug laid out on the grass, blue-gray thyme is soft underfoot. River cobbles mark off the path's edges.
Lynne and her husband, Vernon, walk the labyrinth regularly. Children, who don't yet appreciate the rewards of a meditative pace, race through it.
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