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Aug 6, 2016 11:25 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ☼🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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This is by far the hardest-working plant on my property. Stick a piece anywhere & boom! Instant blooms. Ornamental purslane (Portulaca umbraticola.) Most of my other plants aren't there for their blooms, I'm all about wild foliage.

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I went to stores twice to find other colors &/or some moss roses but only found some mostly dead clearance plants. Bad timing. Packs of seeds scattered at several diff times in diff locations have produced nothing.

Let's see what folks have done with purslanes/Portulacas this summer!
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Aug 7, 2016 3:38 AM CST
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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They are hard working indeed and in our wicked summer heat do so well.
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Aug 8, 2016 11:30 AM CST
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Ours too. I am always amazed at how it needs no rooting, just a hole in te dirt.

Thanks for sharing!
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Aug 15, 2016 7:08 PM CST
Name: Ibis
Florida, Orlando-ish (Zone 9b)
Region: Florida Tropicals Bromeliad Orchids Container Gardener Foliage Fan
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I don't know what's happened to my purslane this summer. They started declining in July, when we weren't getting much rain. Haven't seen a bloom in about a month, and all the tips are brown. On the other hand, they've self-seeded here and there, and those are doing great. They're still one of my favorites, but I was surprised they didn't hold up during my Florida summer.
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Aug 18, 2016 9:27 AM CST
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Garden Ideas: Master Level
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Is your purslane new this year? IS it in a pot?
Is it getting plenty of direct sun?

Mine don't do well without a lot (8 hours at least) of direct sun. I don't over water them, but here in Arizona I do have to water a little bit every other day.
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Aug 18, 2016 2:17 PM CST
Name: Ibis
Florida, Orlando-ish (Zone 9b)
Region: Florida Tropicals Bromeliad Orchids Container Gardener Foliage Fan
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Yes, they're new, and mostly they're planted in the ground. They're in full sun, but I haven't watered them very much. Maybe I ignored those too much Shrug!

I do have a large one in a hanging basket and I've watered that one pretty regularly, but it looks the same as the ones in ground. The tips looked burned.
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Aug 19, 2016 1:22 AM CST
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Southwest Gardening Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Can you take a photo for us?

Really odd. Try some Miracle Grow.
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Aug 19, 2016 10:28 AM CST
Name: Ibis
Florida, Orlando-ish (Zone 9b)
Region: Florida Tropicals Bromeliad Orchids Container Gardener Foliage Fan
Dog Lover Birds
Here are some photos - not sure if you can see what I mean about the browning tips. I'm pretty sure that it's "operator error" - either something I did or didn't do that's made them look this way.

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Aug 19, 2016 11:10 AM CST
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Garden Ideas: Master Level
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I can't see brown tips but are these in the shade a lot?

If so, move then somewhere else and give them a shot of Bloom Booster Flower Food as Jeff shared in another Purslane thread.
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Aug 19, 2016 11:33 AM CST
Name: Ibis
Florida, Orlando-ish (Zone 9b)
Region: Florida Tropicals Bromeliad Orchids Container Gardener Foliage Fan
Dog Lover Birds
The ones in the ground are in full sun, the hanging basket was in full sun, but I moved it thinking it might help. However, I'll try some bloom booster - I haven't fertilized them at all, so that may be just what they need! Thank you!
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Aug 21, 2016 9:31 AM CST
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Fairytale Cinderella is kicking butt and taking names this year
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Aug 21, 2016 9:49 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
Ooooh wow! I'd love to find flowers like that!! Your planters are amazing!
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The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The 2nd best time is now. (-Unknown)
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Aug 21, 2016 1:04 PM CST
Moderator
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
Purslane Garden Art Region: North Carolina Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Allison - Love the colors Hurray!
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Aug 21, 2016 7:01 PM CST
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Southwest Gardening Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener
I'm drooling, Allison! Gorgeous!!
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Aug 22, 2016 3:38 AM CST
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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Thanks they must be loving this hot dry year.. never saw those or the fuchsia autumale get so large in the past.. did good with most of my containers this year
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Aug 22, 2016 10:43 AM CST

Onewish1 said:Fairytale Cinderella is kicking butt and taking names this year
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Wow! Those are so beautiful and so healthy looking!
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Aug 24, 2016 5:19 PM CST
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Region: New Jersey Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
Thanks.. was a tough year with no rain
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Aug 24, 2016 5:55 PM CST
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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I'm really admiring that Fairytale Cinderella. Drooling I've never seen anything like it in a purslane. But, I might be missing out on other beauties.

Trying to recall the name of this one that just started showing up at the end of July ~

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May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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Aug 25, 2016 3:28 AM CST
Moderator
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
Purslane Garden Art Region: North Carolina Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Beautiful bloom Thumbs up
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Aug 25, 2016 7:36 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
Christine, so cute! That's Portulaca amilis.
The golden rule: Do to others only that which you would have done to you.
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The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The 2nd best time is now. (-Unknown)
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