Thursday, June 9, 2011

Portulaca.....New To The Garden

We drive a little ways, but it's worth it.
Our favorite garden nursery, located outside the city limits,
 never disappoints us.  It's one of those places where
you want to buy one of each, and
they always have a large variety of beautiful healthy plants.
You can see why we were attracted to this
lovely  hanging basket of Portulaca....oh yes,   
they were showing off a whole lot and really got my attention.
I did a little research on the plant and learned
that not only is it one of the "cheeriest" flowers
in the garden, it is happiest and most productive
in hot and dry climates.
That would be here, where I live,
 on the Gulf Coast of Florida,
where we are now into full blown summer weather patterns.
"The high today will be 95 degrees,
with  no showers in the forecast." 

The Mister and I awaken to the radio each morning,
and we've been hearing that  same weather  message over
and over again.  Not to worry, we've adapted to
these weather conditions long ago, and I suppose
"it is, what it is."  The sun shines most every day and it is hot
in this part of the country!
Think on this.....
The, sun, with all those planets revolving around it and
dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if
it had nothing else in the universe to do.~Galileo
Enjoying the moments.....Sweet blessings to all.....Dee Dee
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