Neighbors can be a great resource, especially if you're new to a climate like me. I was admiring my neighbor's backyard earlier this summer, and she raved about the "Moss Rose", or Portulaca grandiflora.
Photo by Not Your Real
This year, I planted Portulaca in a particularly sunny location. The weather has been horribly hot and dry recently. And this little plant is thriving and blooming. No wonder my neighbor likes it so much! While the zinnias I put in nearby containers are struggling, the moss rose seems to be a great container plant.
Photo by Callie
Yes, there are plants out there that thrive in hot, dry weather! Tune in next time for another edition of "Some Like it Hot."