Portulaca In The Strawberries

I have a soft spot for self-seeders. How can I not appreciate any plant that seeds itself, and of its own accord, goes on to thrive and offer me sweet blooms?  You never know where a self-seeder may pop up – between stepping stones, amongst pea gravel, or in this case, in the strawberry patch.  I left a ripe strawberry for the photo below.  This portulaca warms my heart and has given me spritely blooms of encouragement all summer as I picked strawberries (ever bearing).  And it’s still going! Note - Portulaca is an annual, but quite happily self-seeds unless you dead head.

 

 

Posted on September 26, 2014 and filed under Inspiration, Annuals.