Friday, September 23, 2011

pretty.


I have come to love Portulaca Grandiflora, or Moss Rose.

It's planted all over the front yard but absolutely thrives in hot, dry, sunny locations! This patch is at the end of my walkway, amongst the sedum, allium and Black Velvet petunias.

There's a small chance it'll survive our Zone 3 winter, but only if it gets sufficient cover.

9 comments:

  1. Portulaca is a favourite of my mum; it is colourful and took a season or two to flower. Our winters are milder than yours by far.

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  2. moss roses are a favorite of mine. I have a start in a pot by my front door.

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  3. My Grammom loved Portulaca's. I'm partial to them too. So pretty.

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  4. Its pretty, and looks very much like what we grow out here, simply for the fact they require little water, or it seems like it,lol.Thrive they do.

    Hope all is well your way. I miss all my writing friends and am finding time (finally) in catching up with you all.

    Many hugs your way my friend.
    Dee~

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  5. I don't know where you are, Kate, but I hope all is fine.
    I'd like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

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  6. The rose is at the peak of its charm my fren. Lets enjoy it. In every life winter has to come. So do not worry..The rose is born not to be born again and it must die not to die again. Lets think for ourselves and learn from this beautiful creation of urs and nature..Thanks for sharing..happy new year.

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  7. Checking on you again. I miss you, Kate. Where are you?
    Please don't tell me you gave writing up, your part of all of us, losing you would be such a shame.
    Please come back:)
    Many hugs your way my dear friend~

    Dee~

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