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Blooms from my garden

I wanted to add some color to my patio garden so I went to my favorite nursery to pick up some inexpensive foliage. The Alcea Rosea Chaters Double Yellow immediately caught my eyes. [caption id="attachment_1194" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Alcea rosea"]Alcea rosea[/caption] I hope that I can keep this plant alive - at least until the end of summer. They are inexpensive, so if it falls victim to my brown thumb, I will just pick up another. Maybe next time I will get the pink. [caption id="attachment_1197" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Mezoo plant"][/caption]

I am a bit more confident about my Mezoo plant - at least, I think that's what it is. I got it yellow and pink. I have had great success with the variegated variety, so I hoping that these will be around for a long time.

[caption id="attachment_1199" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Yellow Purslane"]yellow flower[/caption]

The flower above is from the Purslane plant.  I think it's stunning. There are new blooms each day. This plant is edible. I am told that they are sold for $7.00 per pound at farmers markets. Mine was 99 cents.

[caption id="attachment_1198" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Pink Purslane"][/caption]

I got them in pink and orange as well. I think I will try some in my salad tomorrow.

The next project on my to do list is a guest room mini make over. Pillows made from the images of my blooms will preserve them. So, even if they fall victim to plant killing ways, I will still be able to cherish them. [caption id="attachment_1203" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Pillows in bloom"][/caption] xoxo Al  

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