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aes239

I have a tiny farmhouse in rural PA w/ lots of fields & forest... I enjoy being surrounded by as many plants as possible, both outdoors & in my home!

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aes239

Elephants frolicking under the purslane jungle 🐘

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aes239

#purslane #portulaca #elephant

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KariSamuel

Super cute! Is that the pretty Purslane with the lovely flowers?

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aes239

@karisamuel Yep, it is called Ubi 'Summer Joy Apricot' 😊 I'm glad you like it!

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aes239

@KariSamuel I think it's meant to be an annual... but we brought it inside for the winter & it just flowered again last week 😁

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SikoMa

Love it😍

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ankur1406

Superb imagination 👍👍👌👏

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wesleybrian

love this 💓

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aes239

@wesleybrian Thanks, me too 😊 even though certain species are considered invasive in some places! This one grows cute peach-colored flowers though 😄🏵😍

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saco

@aes239 is it the same as the edible wild weed?

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aes239

@saco Yep! just a different cultivar that grows apricot-colored flowers instead 😊

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aes239

#purslane #portulaca

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aes239

#macro #purslane #portulaca

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aes239

'Summer Joy Apricot' #purslane #portulaca

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Acetaker

@aes239 how do u overwinter your purslane?

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aes239

@Acetaker We live in PA ❄ so I'll have to bring them inside (along with about 15 other plants 😳) when the weather starts to get chilly. Just got the purslane this year so I don't know too much about it... Do u know if they're supposed to be dormant in winter?

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Acetaker

@aes239 it like the Rose Moss that's in my pics. They both are tender plants,but they seed themselves. If u look on the Purslane the pods where your flowers are,there will be some open and show blk in the middle,those r seeds,take them and scatter in pot etc u have them in,I do the same with Rose Moss,which came bk this yr in various pots due to the winds carrying the seeds. I didnt take the Rose Moss in but it was protected from not wind directly. We had snow last yr,so it got pretty cold...Brr

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Acetaker

@aes239 I think I'm going to do the same since I've been taking seeds and putting over into hanging pot that they r in,as I have been trying to ck them everyday or so to get them. I guess u could kind of call it dead heading. I hope my rambling made since.😊

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aes239

@Acetaker Yep it made sense 😉 I actually just noticed the seeds (while also sort of dead heading) within the past week & started collecting them 😁

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Acetaker

U can just place them back into your pot with yhe plant. Those ten tiny things go everywhere..lol! @aes239

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aes239

Peach/pink colored stems n leaves 😊

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aes239

#myhouseplant

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qubit

Oooo what a beautiful and medicinal plant!!

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Acetaker

@aes239 these are Gourgous plants and will come back ea yr under the right conditions. They will get lg and if u have them in a pot like I do they will root bound but separate like I still have to do,be careful they r delicate, and u will have even lusher purslane. 😊

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aes239

@Acetaker I saw some pics of your purslane, & I love the rainbow of colors! 🎨 This apricot one is the only color I've seen in person (aside from the more sprawling, weed-like variety with yellow flowers that grows as a weed around here) but yours look beautiful 😍

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Acetaker

@aes239 TY! I'm getting ready to try a repot due to it being root bound. I will have to do it later afternoon when the blooms shut. ..Ugghh! It will look pitiful or different but o hope in the end I have 2 plants??😯😆

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aes239

@Acetaker Good luck, but I think it (they) should be fine 😁

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lovestogarden

I always yank this... didn't know it had a nice flower.

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aes239

@lovestogarden There's a slightly different variety that grows wild in the garden, which sprawls out more & doesn't look quite as nice...

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lovestogarden

Interesting.

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aes239

Growin' like a purslane

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aes239

#myhouseplant

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aes239

💗 these flowers

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aes239

@KariSamuel Here's a pretty good photo of one of my purslane's flowers :)

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KariSamuel

That is a FAR CRY from my common purslane! I will investigate further! I so LOVE this site! So much knowledge to be had!!

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artygirl

Ditto! Puts my purslanes to SHAME!

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KariSamuel

We consider this invasive in gardens here. I know it's edible, but how and where do you have it planted??

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aes239

@KariSamuel I just have this one plant, which is confined to a pot to keep it from spreading. I know it's considered a weed in lots of places, but I think it's a neat looking plant, & it gets these cute little peach-colored flowers 🌺

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KariSamuel

Just a misunderstood weed then?? I may pull some, and get it in a few of my pots!

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aes239

@KariSamuel Yep, the invasive kind ("common purslane") that generally grows as a weed has yellow flowers, whereas mine grows apricot-colored flowers... but aside from that, the 2 look almost identical.

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aes239

#macro

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aes239

'Summer Joy Apricot'

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aes239

'Summer Joy Apricot'

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