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.
Norchester Garden Club will hold the 7th Annual Garage Sale as a fundraiser on November 14 and 15, 2014 from 9 to 3 each day in the Norchester Activity Center. Projects we support are horticultural in nature such as the beautification of Norchester esplanades, the Matzke Park Butterfly Garden and the grounds of Norchester Activity Center.
Donations are tax deductible and can be made at the Norchester Activity Center at 13439 Jones Road on Wednesday and Thursday, November 12 and 13, 2014 from 9 to 3. Support of the community and surrounding area is greatly appreciated.