Welcome to Macro Flowers Saturday 60!
I wish you all (and myself) a cool weekend!
Moss rose (Portulaca grandiflora), this tiny but amazingly beautiful flower is one of my summer favorites.
As a child, I was obsessed with this flower and I still am, I think. Each time my mother or grandmother rushed me to the nearby grocery, I came back with moss roses and planted them in our patio border.
I think I already shared this with you but a few days ago I passed by this brand new, double petaled moss rose border and I just had to take some more photos of them.
Moss-rose is grown as ornamental plant throughout temperate climates. The whole plant is not more than 10 cm tall, with thick, flashy, about 1 cm long tiny leaves and with flowers in all colors of the rainbow, except blue. It is a self seeding annual spreading itself very easily.
Moss rose grows in sandy soil in full sun exposure. This delicate flower closes its petals at sunset and on cloudy days and opens again in the Sun's company.
Though moss-rose requires almost no human attention, with its pretty face it gets too much of it; a few plants are already missing from this newly planted border, as you can see in the first photo. I swear, I was not the one who took them.
What a pity that some big children can't leave them be!
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