Doone Valley Thyme (Trifolium pratense) is a perennial herb that produces a fine growing perennial herb that is known for its many uses. Dooney Valley Thyme grows in many locations in the southern United States and Canada. The plant grows up to six feet high and has gray-green leaves with a lemon scent and pink flowers. The plant flowers are large and red; the flowers look like daisies when they bloom late season or as perennials. This low growing perennial herb is an easy herb to grow.
Doone Valley Thyme has a full growing height. It can be easily started from seed in spring or bought in the ground. This low growing perennial is best planted in the late spring after the last frost, while new growth is coming through. If planting in the ground, allow the first year to fully develop before covering with a lawn so the plant has room to grow. After planting, keep growing until the first frost falls. Do not over-water the growing areas; instead moisten the soil as usual for your normal climate.
Planting the doone valley thyme requires partial to full sunlight. To ensure proper growth, the best planting time is during late afternoon as this is the most dormant period of the day. The next morning you should move the plants to the desired location. Make sure to anchor the plants well; don’t use stakes or any other form of mounting tools as the roots could rot from the force of the wind.
Doone Valley Thyme comes in a variety of colors depending on the season and time of year. In the Spring the foliage becomes validated with lovely purplish-red and maroon shades. The foliage will remain this color throughout the growing season, but will turn to golden yellow in Summer. In Fall the variegation of the doone valley thyme changes to creamy yellow. For an old look, the herb can be left in the ground throughout the year, allowing it to slowly fade back to its original golden color.
In spring, the doone starts to bud out and produce new shoots. These flowers are very fragrant and can cover large areas. The best time to dig up the plant and dig up all of the flowers is just before the snow flies. In the fall the herb blooms just before the leaves start to drop off; however, it is also possible to get the herb by the early morning mowing when the bud is just starting to open.
One of the best things about the phone is that there are numerous varieties of the herb. There are many different uses for the herb such as cooking, teas and oils. If you love to cook with different herbs then the area is full of varieties for your enjoyment. The best way to enjoy doone is by planting several different varieties and keeping them planted, harvesting in the spring and then replanting in the fall.
This type of herb is so useful for cooking that it has been given its own name. The flowers can be used as garnish or sliced raw on a salad or eaten straight from the flower buds. When growing the doone, it is best to make sure that it is planted in fertile, well drained soil. The soil should be slightly acidic with high amounts of dissolved solids.
The doone starts out as a small shrub, which then grows into a tree in the winter. It blooms in the spring as a full-grown shrub. When the phone is ready for sale, it is cut into short stalks and wrapped with burlap or grass. Many people choose to use the phone in their decorating scheme as it is so versatile. The doone is very pleasing to the eye, when cut and wrapped with burlap, it creates a focal point in any room.