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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Jul 9, 2010 3:04 PM CST

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As of 7-9-2010 in the Phoenix, AZ area the Home Depot and Targets Garden Centers have purslane!

Feel free to post your nurseries that carry it too!

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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Jul 12, 2010 5:09 PM CST
I checked HD...nothing! Only Moss Rose in this area there. Ah well! I'll check a REAL nursery next time. Something this area doesn't have a lot of...the real nurseries, that is. But I can think one nursery that MIGHT have some.
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
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Jul 12, 2010 6:34 PM CST

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The purslane I bought from Dh is really different...the tag says Purslane Verdolaga, The laves are "wimpy" and the blooms are much smaller. Still pretty but not the umbraticola I like. (sp?)
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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Jul 12, 2010 9:17 PM CST
I think Verdolaga is just another common term for purslane, so that probably doesn't tell you much then.
I'm most familiar with P. oleracea, which is supposed to be the best species for eating. P. umbraticola...have you ever seen 'Yubi'? I saw something about it...it is designated a Texas Superstar plant, so I might try that sometime if I can ever find it! Still edible, unlike the Moss Rose at HD.
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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Boopaints
Jul 12, 2010 10:53 PM CST

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Linda, do you sometimes feel this cubit is just for you and me? hahaha. Well, Janet loves it too!

I had a YUBI and the blossoms are HUGE!!!!! I believe Growers Exchange sold them but they are out. I did not order any this year from anywhere. The best one I have is the Hot Pink and Orange I potted together 2 years ago. All the new ones have small blossoms.

Next year maybe I can save up and order some different ones. But the ones I over winter do great so some of my plants become perennials.
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LindaTX8
Jul 13, 2010 8:34 AM CST
I think the main problem is that for the most part purslanes just aren't available in local nurseries. So not too many people are so into them. Yes, blame it on the nursery industry!
The site with the Texas Superstar info:
http://texasasla.org/files/purslane.pdf
So it was the whole Yubi Summer Joy series of P. umbraticola. And on another site I'd come across the fact that P. oleracea 'Yubi Summer Joy Scarlet' is recommended as a good edible purslane which ALSO has pretty scarlet flowers, double duty plant, you might say.
Of course, if you wanted to broaden the scope of the site, you could always include something else.
Ornamentals with edible flowers or leaves comes to mind...but that's just because I like edible plants here and there in the garden. Ha! Little snacks in the garden! I'm organic, so there is no problems with the edibles. Right now, I am snacking on mostly Yellow Pear tomatos and figs (not ornamentals) and purslane...unless you count the herbs, mints and nettle mostly. Unfortunately, the nasturtium flowers give out once summer starts. My friend is trying to get me to grow squash just for the flowers, which are pretty darn good, according to her.

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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Boopaints
Jul 13, 2010 12:48 PM CST

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I think I will leave it just Purslane. I am so busy on some of my other sites and am the admin for our local Southwest Living....I'm okay it's slow here...but someone has to keep the love of purslane going, right?

The pear tomatoes sound yummy. I've been gobbling up melons this summer!
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Jul 14, 2010 2:47 PM CST

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Ok, I had to join and let you know that thanks to YOU Becky, I LOVE purslane.

I bought two pots at our local Lowes and have them in baskets.

One is pink and the other yellow.

The one thing that encouraged me was that if you can get it to grow in your wicked heat, surely it would do well here Rolling on the floor laughing

Thank you for my new addiction Hilarious!

vic
Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Jul 14, 2010 4:45 PM CST

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Happy to oblige I tip my hat to you. So happy you like it Vic. Even though they tell you it's an annual, in Phoenix and the hot regions it does come back.

I have been learning from my own garden and old plant stakes...I do have some YUBI~ The blooms are so big compared to all the smaller ones which are still lovely.

I would send you all a start of it but I have no clue if purslane travels well...haha
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vic
Jul 14, 2010 4:55 PM CST

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I'm betting it re-seeds here but I'm also going to take them in before first frost.

I have an "indoor" greenhouse Rolling on the floor laughing

Actually, it's a walk in crawl space but it's my area with lots of grow lights and garden tables, dirt floor, etc. I can go down there and make messes and be grubby and dirty and nobody knows. I LOVE it Thumbs up

vic
Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Jul 14, 2010 8:26 PM CST

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oh, Vic, that sounds like heaven! I would love that. I took a purslane inside two winters ago...it sat in a sunny window and bloomed on and off all winter. Not consistently but it was fun! Sometime in February it stopped and the stems got yellow and it looked bad. I cut it back to the soil level and in late march took it outside. By summer it was blooming and beautiful!
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pajonica
Jul 17, 2011 10:41 PM CST
I guess from the sound of it I'm lucky as purslane and portulaca are a great favorite here, the nurseries even supermarkets sell them at about a dollar a pot. Big Grin
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Boopaints
Jul 17, 2011 11:21 PM CST

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no way! I am so jealous!!!!!
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vic
Jul 18, 2011 4:53 AM CST

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Oh wow....that is a BARGAIN!
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Jul 22, 2011 7:23 PM CST
I bought these plants thinking they were 40 portulaca but I believe they are purslane... and I am loving them!!!... I bought them from ebay but there is a wholesale website you can buy off of.. if there is something you want .. just email them and they can make it a buy it now offer on ebay

these are the ones I bought
40 Portulaca Hot Shot Orange Live Flower Plant
for $15.00
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260766664...
and here is the website with availability lists
http://www.knoxnursery.com/default.aspx?Page=Home
and photos of the shipment in my diary
http://davesgarden.com/community/blogs/t/onewish1/15305/

just love them!!! Hurray!
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Jul 22, 2011 9:09 PM CST

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Allison...they are purslane! And yes, you can eat them too although they aren't as flavorful as the weed purslane. Glad you like them!!!

Another purslane addict...my job here is done. At least with you! Big Grin
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Jul 22, 2011 9:09 PM CST

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PS:
I am going to the site myself right now! Big Grin
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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Jul 22, 2011 9:15 PM CST
I went to him because of the double impatiens and mini begonias.. and just bought those out of chance.. so glad I did.. just love them!!
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Jul 22, 2011 10:03 PM CST

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I tired to go into the web site and create a user profile and couldn't. They make you copy these letters and words and I tried 5 times. It's broken. I sent them a note about it. Now I will trot over to ebay. Hurray!
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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Jul 23, 2011 5:47 AM CST
don't think there is anything on the ebay store.. at the moment

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