Monday, July 17, 2006

portulaca update

portulaca grandifloras only open their flowers before noon, then close them back up again. even earlier in intense heat as we have been experiencing lately. i did not get out yesterday before noon.

but i did this morning. i wanted to catch the first bloom of the year.

it's a beautiful bright fushia color (actually, the photo washes it out a bit, yes, it's even more bright than this). very cheery, and made me instantly happy. how could it not?

1 comment:

joann said...

is this also considered a moss rose?and what part of michigan are you in?