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Monday, June 1, 2015

Portulaca or Moss Rose

Despite the beating from falling rain these heat lovers are surviving.  Portulaca was one of my favorite flowers growing up.  We had a large rock covered with them.  The last died so I am trying again to reestablish this old favorite of mine.  So far, so good.

21 comments:

jo(e) said...

Portulaca! I haven't seen them in years. I always think they look like something out of a children's book illustration.

eileeninmd said...

The Portulaca is lovely. It looks very delicate! Enjoy your Monday and have a happy week ahead!

Sandra said...

i love these photos and i love the flowers, we always have at least two pots of them here. they just bloom and bloom...and bloom some more. tomorrow post will be your sunflower seeds all grown up

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I love moss roses. They are so unique!

camp and cottage living said...

Gail
I almost cried when I saw this-My mother always had a huge flowerbed full of these in Missouri where I was raised.
I've tried to grow them in N. Ontario, but they love a hotter, drier climate.
Your moss roses look beautiful in your rock garden.

Farm Girl said...

I hope they do get reestablished. I have always liked them too.
I hope all is well.

ellen abbott said...

I bought some last spring and planted them in a pot. they reseeded and are filling in the pot again.

TexWisGirl said...

so beautiful! we have a wild variety of moss rose which is a tiny purple bloom around the rock driveway area.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I am a fan of those as well.

Sketching with Dogs said...

That is so pretty, I'd never heard of it.
Lynne x

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

They seem to be doing well in those little spots.

Linda Kay said...

So pretty and delicate.

Arkansas Patti said...

What a beautiful little plant and one I have never seen before.I will check it out further on Google now.

Susan Kane said...

So delicate. What a site it must have been to see a blanket of them over rocks.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Let them go to seed in the fall and they will provide you with many seedlings come spring:)

A Joyful Cottage said...

I love moss roses. They take me back to my childhood. I think it's the first flower I ever grew all by myself. :)

Karen S. said...

Oh my gosh so pretty!

Country Gal said...

My mum grew them in her gardens for years and since then I haven't seen them for years either ! Very pretty , Hope you can salvage them ! Lovely photos , thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

Marion Lawless said...

Very pretty. These are my Mom's favorite plant. We've had buckets of rain here in
Louisiana, but my tomatoes & flowers are glorious and my blueberries are magnificent. xo

LindaG said...

Lovely little flowers, Gail. thank you. :-)

Lowcarb team member said...

What lovely flowers, such nice colouring.

All the best Jan

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