Well, here is the first plant of the week, Frankenia thymifolia. So many plants are looking good in the garden. But I have been admiring this little guy for some time and since I learned of it this year it seems like a good plant to write about. I have been obsessed for some time with tough Med type plants (this one is actually from the Mediterranean) that look mossy. Mossy can add such a nice texture and lends a cool restful feeling to the garden. I picked up a 4" pot of this wooly thyme doppleganger (I don't know how to do the umlaut over the "a") at Brita's (Grown by Native Sons) back in spring. Being a compulsive propagator I took some tiny cuttings and planted the original plant. After a week the cuttings rooted and over a series of weeks I propagated and planted out many more plants. P.S. it will self layer if you just leave it alone. Though I am sure I sped things up in this way. I was pleased to find that it stood up to occasional traffic and full sun. It is a very pleasant dark green now but I have seen photos on-line that show it to have a red autumn color, something to hope for/ look forward to. It's also supposed to have small pink flowers, again echoing thyme, but I have yet to see them.
Here is a couple photos of the planting in the pocket garden.