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Planting between flagstones?

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by geegeeburr on November 04, 2005 02:09 PM
I need to plant something in the cracks between the flagstones in my backyard. I have sand in there, but it doesn't stay in and makes a big mess, so I'd like to put a little dirt in and plant something, but have no idea what to plant. I heard somewhere maybe Scottish moss, but don't know where to get that, or how much it spreads? It's in a pretty shady area, and in SoCal, so no water to speak of, except where the sprinkler heads overshoot the yard.
Any suggestions?

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by Longy on November 05, 2005 03:17 AM
Pennyroyal may be worth considering. Smells good when you walk on it, (s'posed to keep flies and fleas away.) Likes a moist shady environment and the soil underneath the flagstones would probably retain plenty of moisture for it.

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by geegeeburr on November 05, 2005 12:49 PM
Hi Longy. Thanks! I'll look into that one. Any other suggestions from anyone else?

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by Bill on November 05, 2005 01:04 PM
Scotch Moss spreads pretty slowly and requires quite a bit of water to get it established. What about Wooly Thyme or Silver Thyme?

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