Do you find yourself adding certain easy pieces to the garden? Commonly known as the moss Rose, Portulaca grandiflora is one of my favorite yearly purchases to brighten the landscape. Although today’s image shows its tiny blossoms just waking up, the colorful flowers love full sun and can handle dry soil and drought. It’s a perfect annual to hang out by the rocks or add to a container planting on your terrace. Its low maintenance means less watering but the flowers won’t open when the sun is not out. But if you look closely, the blossoms remind me of a colorful umbrella.
What do you like to add as annuals to your small crevices or your containers? There’s so much to choose from but I always go back to my favorite. So I will wrap up this post with a quote from Robert Schumann, in Advice to Young Musicians. “Endeavour to play easy pieces well and with elegance; that is better than to play difficult pieces badly.” Portulaca grandiflora is one of those annuals for me. That’s why I gravitate to it.
The question for this sunny Wednesday – What annuals do you gravitate to and always add to your garden or container plantings?
Image of Portulaca grandiflora by Ann Bilowz ©
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