This almost hardy little herb is of great importance in the flower garden. It can be clipped and cut to any form or line. To design patterns in carpet bedding or as an edging it is invaluable. Its small, dense foliage has a gray or frosted appearance. Occasionally, when covered with snow, it comes through the winter unharmed, but such plants would not be useful for our flower-gardening purposes.

Lift some plants and pot, or put them in a flat in a few inches of soil. In February cut off two or three inches of the tops and they will send out numerous growths that root rapidly. This again is a plant that quickly makes a nice, compact and quick growth in a mild hotbed far better than on a greenhouse bench.