Portulaca pilosa (Pink Purslane) is a Florida native that loves hot weather and tolerates drought. A low-growing succulent, it attracts bees, butterflies and birds. Although pink purslane is one of its nicknames, it is also called shaggy portulaca, pigweed and kiss-me-quick, a favorite monikers because it not only suggests the flowers' lipstick color but also its fast-growing pace.
Workdays unless changes are announced will be on the third Friday of the month at 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM during the garden club year September to May. Summer workday hours apply June, July and August and are 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Volunteers from the garden club and community are welcomed to help us keep the garden free of grass, weeds and trash.
This plant rated among the Top Ten favorites in the 2013 Survey of Norchester Garden members. It attracts Red Admiral, Monarch, Queen. Viceroy, Cassius Blue, Marine Blue, and Reakirt Blue butterflies. West end of Buchanan Bed.
Join garden club members in this the last of summer workdays at Matzke Park Butterfly Garden where we get an early start. Left to nature, it could become a "vine yard" so let's focus this month on removing as many of the fast growing vines as possible. Damage to flowers can be minimized by snipping segments of vines and their tendrills and lifting upward. Remove down to the last root when possible. Good luck!
Great job of weeding and trimming... What a heap we left by the trash barrel! Thanks to everyone who helped and to Zonnette Yvonne for preparing a report and folder for volunteers on tagging Monarch butterflies. Surprises today - an Easter egg among the overgrown mums, a hummingbird feeding on salvia and a variety of butterflies.