Plant Portulacas: Forgetfulness.....

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Plant Portulacas

By Newyorkrita
March 24, 2014

Whether you call them Portulaca or Moss Rose, these low-growing bedding plants are a colorful and easy solution to that barren, hot, and dry garden spot where nothing seems to want to grow.

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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Mar 24, 2014 5:17 AM CST
My mother always would buy a hanging basket of these in spring, they were just lovely and were very forgiving when she would forget to water them. Thanks for the reminder, your photos are beautiful! Lovey dubby
Susan

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Name: Renée
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KyWoods
Mar 24, 2014 7:41 AM CST
Wonderful photos, Rita, thanks! I love these, but the bunnies or squirrels bite off all their heads when I plant them. I'll have to be more diligent in sprinkling a deterrent around them.
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Boopaints
Mar 24, 2014 8:36 AM CST
Love your photos of portulaca Newyorkrita! Did you know we have a Purslane/Portulaca forum here on ATP? We'd love you to share them there too.

When I had a bunny problem, Renee, I put mine in hanging baskets. They drape beautifully!
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Mar 24, 2014 8:37 AM CST
Renee, what do you use??
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Mar 24, 2014 8:39 AM CST
Boopaints said:Love your photos of portulaca Newyorkrita! Did you know we have a Purslane/Portulaca forum here on ATP? We'd love you to share them there too.

When I had a bunny problem, Renee, I put mine in hanging baskets. They drape beautifully!


I agree Thumbs up
Susan

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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Mar 24, 2014 11:14 AM CST
Boopaints said:Love your photos of portulaca Newyorkrita! Did you know we have a Purslane/Portulaca forum here on ATP? We'd love you to share them there too.

When I had a bunny problem, Renee, I put mine in hanging baskets. They drape beautifully!


Thank, I didn't know. But I only grow Portulacas, none of the other plants in the family. I do love these cheerful blooms. You can can count on them all summer long.
Name: Renée
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KyWoods
Mar 24, 2014 6:19 PM CST
I plant them in the gardens at our church. I had success with Deer Scram, or maybe it was coincidence. Hanging baskets might get stolen--the surrounding neighborhood isn't the greatest.
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Mar 29, 2014 10:47 AM CST
Rita, the forum here is for both portulaca and purslane. And we love to see photos! Green Grin!
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Newyorkrita
Mar 29, 2014 11:34 AM CST
OK, in the spring and summer when I have plants again, I will post pictures!
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Mar 30, 2014 8:18 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Mar 30, 2014 9:52 AM CST
Big Grin

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