Annual portulaca returns?
I wonder if something like this has this happened to anyone else
Last year I planted annual portulaca in a few places in the front of our long borders. Not many, I think just three six packs of annuals. Well, this year portulaca has popped up all over my gardens --- even in weird places where I did not plant it, like under roses or other shrubs and in the back of the border between emerging perennials. At first when I saw the tiny leaves, I didn't believe what I was seeing.
We live along the CT coast. I know it's often warmer here along the shoreline, but we've had such awful weather. Around Halloween there was that super storm, then a cold winter with deep snow cover, and finally a wet spring. I lost several shrubs and perennials due to these conditions and to the flooding of salt water with the storms. So does anyone have an idea why did the portulaca not only reseeded but spread?