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Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
Region: California Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Kelli
May 26, 2015 9:23 AM CST
DH planted some portulaca in the 'window boxes' on the upstairs porch. This should stand up to the heat and dryness. The flowers aren't all the way open because it is cloudy but I thought I'd take the picture while I was thinking about it. The window boxes are DH's to take care of because the watering can fits in his bathtub and I don't have a bathtub. We don't have an outside spigot upstairs.

DH was going to go to the nursery after work and I told him that I wanted portulaca. He had never heard that name before and he rememebered it because is sounded like porch and they were going on the porch. He also had a hard time finding them at the nursery because he didn't know what they looked like. Google images didn't match the real thing. But he did a good job and got a nice selection of colors.

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Name: Vicki
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vic
May 26, 2015 12:00 PM CST

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Oh Kelli - those are beautiful Hurray! They will love the dry heat. I really like those planters Thumbs up
Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
May 27, 2015 3:36 PM CST
I agree. And your dude sounds awesome, a real keeper! Can't wait to see an update pic soon.
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Boopaints
May 29, 2015 9:42 AM CST

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Hurray! I agree I love your hubby's choice of colors and feel these should work well for you! Thanks for sharing Kelli.
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Name: Eve Hughes
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Evegpt
Jun 20, 2015 10:54 AM CST
Those are going to be spectacular in those planters.
They are Tried and true for me here on the gulf coast. Half the time I forget to water and feed them. They are as trustworthy as Lantana and most of the time they will return. I tuck them in everywhere even among my veggies. Right now they are growing in with tomatoes and squash plus some marigolds up front.
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Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
Region: California Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Jun 20, 2015 10:57 AM CST
I planted some from seed with my chile pepper plant but they haven't come up yet. (Yep, they're on the porch, too.)
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Boopaints
Jun 20, 2015 11:17 AM CST

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Kelli, update us soon with the plants on the porch!
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Jul 15, 2015 10:38 AM CST
Absolutely! How are things filling out?
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Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
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Aug 2, 2015 9:41 AM CST
Sorry to take so long to get back. We have 1 1/3 planters looking great. The other 2/3 won't grow and we don't know why. They get the same conditions as everything else. We might have to try replacement plants.

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purpleinopp
Aug 3, 2015 7:05 AM CST
Those are adorable! TY for the update. You could take cuttings of the ones you like best. Most of my store-bought P. grandifloras (in a ground bed) look like your shriveled ones. Only some of the cuttings I did when I first got them are still alive.
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Aug 3, 2015 2:50 PM CST

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Those are STUNNING Kelli Thumbs up

Thank you so much for the photo's!
Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
Region: California Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Kelli
Aug 3, 2015 2:54 PM CST
You're welcome.
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Aug 4, 2015 9:12 AM CST

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Hurray! Hurray!
I love them too Kelli!

Maybe a dirt bug is eating the failures?
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Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
Region: California Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Aug 18, 2015 10:24 AM CST
Here's the view from the end of the driveway.

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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Aug 18, 2015 10:35 AM CST

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Very nice Kelli Thumbs up
Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
Region: California Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Kelli
Aug 18, 2015 10:36 AM CST
Thank you.
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Aug 25, 2015 3:34 PM CST

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Wouldn't it be fun to situate planters all across the balcony? Green Grin!

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Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
Region: California Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Kelli
Aug 26, 2015 9:37 AM CST
That would look fabulous, but it would be too much for DH to water. There is no spigot on the outside porch and he has to fill the watering can in the bathroom and bring the water out, which is kind of a pain.
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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Aug 26, 2015 10:16 AM CST
Awwww, he sounds awesome!
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Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
Region: California Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Kelli
Aug 26, 2015 10:38 AM CST
He's the best, and I'm sure to tell him that. He says I'm the best, but I'm not.
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