Viewing jmorth's Garden Diary: Coleus
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Coleusfull sun yielded very reddish, in shade more of a green-tan
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
nice colorPlanted in the southeastern quadrant; few feet west of chain link fence.
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
2006Couple of favorite coleus, 2 0f the 3 used that make bulk of garden path along N side of garage.
Monday, December 19, 2005Coleus have been a long-running favorite. I normally overwinter appx. 20+ varieties. The procedure I follow is: take a 2-3" stem cutting, remove lower leaves, stick in water, set in East window A favored variation is to do the cutting, then apply root hormone stimulant, and plant in suitable media. Either way, they are then given locations calculated to hasten their growth. When spring draws close, cuttings are again obtained and started in water before transfer to the garden.
Photo is of Coleus being held to act as mother plants for cuttings in late winter to set out next summer. These cuttings are overwintered in the basement beneath a bank of several fluorescent lights.
Wednesday, September 28, 2005Late season border along path by N side of garage.
Tuesday, September 27, 2005A very green coleus with 'Inky Fingers' and a top favorite coleus.
Part of border by garage.
Sunday, September 25, 2005Closest to black, reddish one behind it. At their peak this season.
Located on map as 'the black & the red'.
Sunday, September 25, 2005Different coleus nestled behind and amongst chrysanthemum, blackberry lilies, and nicotiana.
On the map, it is located at NE corner of garage (east side).
Saturday, August 27, 2005
Coleus2nd place in the banner contest for the coleus forum.
Part of border along N side of garage.
Wednesday, August 17, 2005Shades of purple.
Top of photo is a another coleus variety.
These coleus not on map as they are in front quarter of property and map is restricted to the other three quarters that comprise rest of yard.
Monday, August 8, 2005Another favorite.
Part of border along N side of garage; between the garage and a rock path.
Tuesday, August 2, 2005First discovered this ruffled leaf strong grower at the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St Louis.
Part of border by N side of garage. This one is actually the end piece on said border's E end.
Sunday, July 31, 2005View of border in late July.
Border lies between garage and a rock path.
Wednesday, July 27, 2005A personal favorite. Have overwintered and propagated for several years.
Part of garage border.
Monday, June 20, 2005A rather unique combination of colors.
Not pictured on map as is located in front quadrant.
Wednesday, June 15, 2005Still viable after well over a year in pots.
Kind of a bonzified.dwarf.
Monday, June 13, 2005Fast and robust growth initially, fell prey to some sort of leaf blight later.
Not on map...located in front quarter of yard.
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