Garden Thyme blooms in subsequent years in May and June with lilac or pink, sometimes white flowers. Thyme has a warming effect, is very aromatic and promotes the digestion of food. Leaves and branches can be stewed along with meat dishes and cooked with heavy vegetables. Dried thyme retains its strong aroma. Prefers a sunny, dry and calcareous spot. Garden Thyme is vulnerable to frost, so cover in winter.