[gardening] Purple flower power

I picked up a new perennial at Home Depot called Centaurea "Amethyst in Snow":

Centaurea montana

I've never seen a flower like this before- I love how weird it looks. Even the buds look like cool dragon eggs before they open up. Every perennial I've bought from Home Depot in the past has done really well, so I'm hoping to get lots of divisions from this in a couple years.

In the front walkway, creeping thyme is starting to bloom:

Creeping thyme- starting to bloom.

This stuff it great- it doesn't mind being trampled on and it smells great. I've ripped off a few pieces here and there and stuck them into other crevices around walking stones. It seems to thrive.

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