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Name: Jon
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pajonica
Jul 13, 2011 9:20 PM CST
One of my favorites! I usually grow these every year, I just love the way a small plant covers perhaps a square yard by the end of the season and seed themselves around, they thrive in hot sun and dry conditions yet don't mind if it's wet as long as the soil is well drained, nothing seems to eat or bother them. A truly great addition to the border or in a tub, fantastic plant! Lovey dubby Seed I find hard to harvest though, any tips?
Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Jul 13, 2011 10:05 PM CST

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I haven't had any seeds germinate either Jon. I love it so much and wish seeds would work but as I've talked to serious growers, they admit they do better with stem cuttings too. A few years ago, I think it was 2009, we had a mild winter and by late spring, purslane was popping up in places in my garden. Same with a pot I had that I over winterd inside.
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Name: Jon
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Jul 15, 2011 5:55 PM CST
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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Jul 15, 2011 6:33 PM CST

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OH my...Jon that is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Jul 15, 2011 6:41 PM CST

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Oh, that is beautiful!!
Name: Jon
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pajonica
Jul 15, 2011 6:52 PM CST
Thanks guys! I've not grown any this year Crying because radiation fears have been keeping me inside!
A little late to plant now?
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Jul 16, 2011 12:31 AM CST

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I was part of a group that sent cartons and cartons of socks to japan, Jon. My heart breaks for you all over there. How are you doing? So wise to stay inside.
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vic
Jul 16, 2011 3:06 AM CST

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Better to be safe than sorry. Please stay inside. Prayers continue for all of you.
Name: Jon
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pajonica
Aug 25, 2011 7:31 PM CST
The Japanese wild purslane.

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Grows in cracks in tarmac and concrete or rocks, it don't like open ground, perhaps something to learn here about this plants natural habitat.
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vic
Aug 26, 2011 3:27 AM CST

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I like the way it falls down the wall. Very Pretty Thumbs up
Name: Becky (Boo)
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Aug 26, 2011 8:05 PM CST

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It is pretty!!!!!
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Name: Jon
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pajonica
Aug 29, 2011 8:15 AM CST
My photo is very misleading *Blush* It is in fact a flat surface, the pink blocks are the sidewalk and the dark area someones driveway.
Name: Becky (Boo)
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Aug 29, 2011 9:03 AM CST

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oh Jon, let us live in a fantasy world! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Aug 29, 2011 1:53 PM CST

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I agree Thumbs up
Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Mar 7, 2013 10:51 PM CST
I found some purslane plants at the nursery this week. Other than large hanging baskets, they mostly had the round small pots that were in those plastic pot holders that have the round plants right up against each other. Many of the branches were long and the plant branches had all gotten tangled up with the other plants. I was trying to get a couple of plants out and had a lot of difficulty avoiding breaking the branches. Finally I got two out, breaking as few branches as possible, then found a single 4" pot of purslane. Later, as I was checking out, the cashier carelessly grabbed the round purslane pots out of the cardboard box of plants...breaking several more purslane branches! I was NOT a happy camper! Nevertheless, I took them home and later stuck the branches into pots, hoping they'd root. Ah well, the two plants will recover!
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Mar 8, 2013 3:49 AM CST

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I hope they will be ok for you Linda. What colors did you get or do were they not blooming yet?
Name: Becky (Boo)
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Mar 9, 2013 9:11 AM CST

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Amazing they already have purslane there Linda! Hurray!
I always stuck the pieces that break off in the dirt and they took hold great with daily water if it's too dry. Yes, like Vicki asked, what colors?
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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Mar 9, 2013 1:14 PM CST
Yes, they get there early. The labels on the two round pots said rose, but they don't look like what I think of as rose. Will take pics when the drippy/cloudy weather lets up enough for it to bloom. I'm grateful for any amount of moisture...inches would be good in this drought, but so far a little over 1/4 inch.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Mar 9, 2013 3:27 PM CST

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Linda, sometimes they are called Moss Rose.
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LindaTX8
Mar 9, 2013 5:28 PM CST
Actually it says Rio, Purslane, Rose...separate lines. The two larger pots didn't bloom today, but here's the second kind that did bloom. I was just going to get the larger ones at the nursery (thought they had no 4" pots), but then I noticed they had a single 4" pot of purslalne, no label, flowers closed, but I got it anyway. It turned out to be a nice color!
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I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad

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