Friday, September 14, 2007

Boulevard Beauty

Portulaca grandiflora, brightening my boulevard. These flourish where most other plants struggle, and unlike the sedums, they offer bright, showy flowers.

I usually get a flat or two of these annuals. They are usually spent by the end of summer, just as the self-seeded ones are hitting their stride.

Why do the commercially grown annuals sometimes run out before the season? Don Engebretson explains it in his article, "Annual Disasters," which can be found under the "Plants" link on his site, the Renegade Gardener.

1 comment:

kris said...

I love that bright color. I had some of these in an old metal washtub last year - and they came back this spring. I love when that happens!!!!