Yesterday I bought a new thyme plant, since my variegated lemon thyme had gone all woody. After some deliberation I decided to go with the standard English thyme, choosing flavor over scent. This morning I went out in the drip, drip, drip of the fog and pulled out the old plant to replace with the new. Then happily I noticed that the old plant had put down new roots and a small new variegated lemon thyme was growing in the most propitious place, where the two plants can live together amidst the rocks next to my birdbath. Now I have both thymes, what a happy thought!