Western Mountains and High Plains

March, 2010
Regional Report

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American Hemerocallis Society
The American Hemerocallis Society, Inc. (AHS) is a non-profit organization. The AHS is organized exclusively for educational and scientific purposes, and especially to promote, encourage, and foster the development and improvement of the genus Hemerocallis and public interest therein. It publishes a list of commercial daylily growers in the spring issue of the Daylily Journal. Each source listed publishes a price list or catalog from which daylilies may be purchased locally or by mail.

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Woolly Thyme Ground Cover
Woolly Thyme (Thymus pseudolanuginosus) is one of the most useful, creeping and mat-forming evergreen ground covers. The leathery, gray-green leaves are aromatic and form a dense mat. This plant makes an excellent ground cover when planted among stepping stones because it is tolerant of being walked on. Planted between wooden pavers, this groundcover doesn't even mind light pet traffic. When the plant leaves are brushed or trod upon, an invigorating fragrance is released into the air. As a ground cover, it will even tolerate being trimmed by the lawnmower to keep the plant neat. The flowers of rose-pink to magenta rise above the foliage in late spring and are beloved by bees.

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