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Monday, August 13, 2012

The Time Flower

Also known as moss rose, Portulaca grandiflora is one of my favorite annuals. What is your preferred annual for container or border plantings? Is it still performing? It’s the number one reason I love this annual! Without much assistance, Portulaca holds it form and color without a lot of hard work. So if you’re keeping notes on what to add for next year’s annuals, don’t leave off the Portulaca. As the British novelist, Iris Murdoch pointed out, “People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.”

Image of Portulaca grandiflora by Ann Bilowz

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1 comment:

A1 Chandigarh said...

Great post I'd never heard that story before. It reminds me of a quote I recently heard Thomas S. Monson use: "Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." Delhi Flowers.

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