Wednesday, September 14, 2011

What's Blooming In Summer

The little bud above opens into a surprisingly beautiful flower - the portulaca.

Although it's an annual, not a perennial, it is drought tolerant and as an added bonus, flowers of multiple colors bloom on the same plant. It's a low grower, so works best at the front of the border or in a rock garden.

1 comment:

The Weaver of Grass said...

Very pretty. I have never seen one before, in face I had never heard of it.