17 August 2015

Moss Roses, 10 O'clocks, Portulaca Grandiflora

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If there is a garden plant that I enjoy tending nowadays, it is the Portulaca or what we usually call, 'A las diyes' (10 O'Clocks) in Filipino. Since a few cuttings were transferred to the garden, the flowers had been blooming steadily. As of now, there are six varieties and all of them are beautiful. They thrive in even the harshest conditions (hot weather and continuous rains). Every morning, new blooms line the rocks and pathways, and they are truly an inspiration for the day ahead. They can be grown from seeds or simply from cuttings and they don't require much maintenance except appreciation.