Friday, August 3, 2007

Fish and Portulaca

Ever notice, reading books written over 50 years ago, that there seem to be a lot of flowers and plants no longer in cultivation? Ever seen a moss rose? How about purslane? Both are flowers I've read about but never seen.

Or have I? Turns out both are just earlier names for portulaca, here shown growing like an unruly hairpiece on my birthday fish planter. Moomin Light got these (fish planter and plant - she took this photo, too) for my birthday, which I moved to April this year.

Oldest son used to call these flowers "buttercup coppers," still my favorite name for them.

Second photo was taken by me two weeks later. Still blooming.

And this one over a month after that.

And this one a week later still...

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