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May 26, 2015 9:23 AM CST
Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
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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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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
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May 27, 2015 3:36 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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I agree. And your dude sounds awesome, a real keeper! Can't wait to see an update pic soon.
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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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Jun 20, 2015 10:54 AM CST
Name: Eve Hughes
Beautiful MS Gulf Coast (Zone 9a)
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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.
Frugal, minimalist, still crazy after all these years! 😀
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Jun 20, 2015 10:57 AM CST
Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
Amaryllis Region: Southwest Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers Irises Hybridizer Container Gardener
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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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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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Jul 15, 2015 10:38 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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Absolutely! How are things filling out?
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Aug 2, 2015 9:41 AM CST
Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
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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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Aug 3, 2015 7:05 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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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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Aug 3, 2015 2:50 PM CST
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Name: Vicki
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Those are STUNNING Kelli Thumbs up

Thank you so much for the photo's!
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Aug 3, 2015 2:54 PM CST
Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
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Enjoys or suffers hot summers Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents Bulbs Aquaponics Region: California
You're welcome.
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Aug 4, 2015 9:12 AM CST
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Hurray! Hurray!
I love them too Kelli!

Maybe a dirt bug is eating the failures?
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Aug 18, 2015 10:24 AM CST
Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
Amaryllis Region: Southwest Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers Irises Hybridizer Container Gardener
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents Bulbs Aquaponics Region: California
Here's the view from the end of the driveway.

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Aug 18, 2015 10:35 AM CST
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Region: United States of America
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Very nice Kelli Thumbs up
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Aug 18, 2015 10:36 AM CST
Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
Amaryllis Region: Southwest Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers Irises Hybridizer Container Gardener
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents Bulbs Aquaponics Region: California
Thank you.
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Aug 25, 2015 3:34 PM CST
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Wouldn't it be fun to situate planters all across the balcony? Green Grin!
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Aug 26, 2015 9:37 AM CST
Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
Amaryllis Region: Southwest Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers Irises Hybridizer Container Gardener
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents Bulbs Aquaponics Region: California
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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Aug 26, 2015 10:16 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Butterflies
Garden Sages Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Level 1 Hummingbirder Foliage Fan
Awwww, he sounds awesome!
The golden rule: Do to others only that which you would have done to you.
👀😁😂 - SMILE! -☺😎☻☮👌✌∞☯🐣🐦🐔🐝🍯🐾
The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The 2nd best time is now. (-Unknown)
👒🎄👣🏡🍃🍂🌾🌿🍁❦❧ 🍃🍁🍂🌾🌻🌸🌼🌹🌽❀☀🌺
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Aug 26, 2015 10:38 AM CST
Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
Amaryllis Region: Southwest Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers Irises Hybridizer Container Gardener
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents Bulbs Aquaponics Region: California
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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