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goodoldbake
Alexandria, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 23, 2009
2:40 PM

Post #6854948

Folks,

Every year the largest grower conference in the country takes place in Columbus - the OFA Short Course. And every year we do about 40 containers for the show. Here are some better ones from this year to show you what you can do with coleus combinations.

Chris

#1 Roaring Fire, Sophie Cascade Geranium, Calibrachoa Cabaret Cherry Rose

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goodoldbake
Alexandria, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 23, 2009
2:43 PM

Post #6854962

#2 Super Duckfoot, New Guinea Impatiens Celebrette Dark Red, Alternanthera Mai Tai

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goodoldbake
Alexandria, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 23, 2009
2:45 PM

Post #6854969

#3 Inky Fingers, Rieger Begonia Netja Dark, Fuchsia Sunray

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goodoldbake
Alexandria, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 23, 2009
2:51 PM

Post #6854990

#4 Perilla Sarsparilla, Rieger Begonia Clara, Bridal Veil (Gibasis)

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goodoldbake
Alexandria, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 23, 2009
2:52 PM

Post #6854999

#5 Gnash Rambler, Dracaena marginata Colorama, Calibrachoa Caberet Pink

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goodoldbake
Alexandria, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 23, 2009
2:54 PM

Post #6855009

#6 Smallwood's Driveway, Cordyline Red Star, Sedum Angelina, Verbena Lanai Peach

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goodoldbake
Alexandria, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 23, 2009
2:55 PM

Post #6855017

#7 Little Twister, Pseuderanthemum reticulatum, Duranta Gold Edge, Supertunia Citrus

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goodoldbake
Alexandria, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 23, 2009
2:56 PM

Post #6855021

#8 Henna, Petunia Supertunia Royal Velvet, Bacopa Gulliver White, Justicia brandegeeana Variegated

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goodoldbake
Alexandria, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 23, 2009
2:57 PM

Post #6855030

#9 Doctor Wu, Pachystachys lutea, Helichrysum Limelight, Hemigraphis Exotica Variegated

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goodoldbake
Alexandria, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 23, 2009
2:59 PM

Post #6855034

#10 Lord Voltemort, Euphorbia Silver Fog, Calibrachoa Superbells Tickled Pink, Verbena Lanai Blue

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goodoldbake
Alexandria, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 23, 2009
3:00 PM

Post #6855042

#11 Limon Blush, Calibrachoa Superbells Plum, Alternanthera Purple Threadleaf, Lantana Lucky Peach

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goodoldbake
Alexandria, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 23, 2009
3:01 PM

Post #6855055

#12 Gold Brocade, Pepper Chilly Chili, Lysimachia Goldilocks, Verbena Rapunzel Strawberry

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goodoldbake
Alexandria, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 23, 2009
3:03 PM

Post #6855069

And finally #13 Sparkler, Helichrysum Limelight, New Guinea Impatiens Celebrette Red, Verbena Lanai Deep Purple

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jadajoy
Newport News, VA
(Zone 11)

July 23, 2009
3:39 PM

Post #6855223

Lovely! #12 is my favorite. Looks good enough to eat.
goodoldbake
Alexandria, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 23, 2009
4:01 PM

Post #6855317

Jada,

You could eat those peppers but you'd be in for a hot surprise!

Chris
stplong
Huber Heights , OH
(Zone 5b)

July 23, 2009
4:01 PM

Post #6855319

they all look really nice, I like #5 with Gnash Rambler,

Patrick
jadajoy
Newport News, VA
(Zone 11)

July 23, 2009
4:11 PM

Post #6855357

I like hot surprises ;-)

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 25, 2009
11:10 AM

Post #6862701

very nice combos
DaleTheGardener
Tampa, FL
(Zone 10a)

July 25, 2009
5:26 PM

Post #6863698

Another successful year for the Acres.

Well done!

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goodoldbake
Alexandria, OH
(Zone 5b)

August 2, 2009
3:56 AM

Post #6896335

Thanks guys.

Happy_1

Happy_1
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 8, 2009
12:13 PM

Post #6921932

Hi Chris.

Just wondering. Do you grow the plants in the containers or put them in at the last moment? They are fantastic as usual. How's Nancy?

Hap
goodoldbake
Alexandria, OH
(Zone 5b)

August 8, 2009
2:00 PM

Post #6922191

Hap,

We use well grown pots at the last minute. Some people use small starts and grow them together but that takes planning and space, both of which are in short supply in May in the garden center. We start thinking about the containers by mid June when we can breathe again. It's kinda like New Orleans cookin'. Whatever you got, you throw in the pot.

Nancy's good, how about you and Robert?

Chris

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Happy_1
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 8, 2009
9:39 PM

Post #6923738

We are just fine. Slowed down in the garden, summer you know, (hehe) and just sitting and enjoying it. Bob still goes on the gambling ship twice a week with his buddies, so not much has changed here. Good life.

Nancy
DaleTheGardener
Tampa, FL
(Zone 10a)

August 16, 2009
12:39 AM

Post #6950943

I am embarressed to say I rarely use coleus in my container jobs, most of my clients don't like them.

Except Laurin>

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Aschnapp
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

September 8, 2009
5:42 PM

Post #7040721

Goodoldbake, I was perusing the forums and ran across yours. I use to attend the OSU short course in the winter and surprised to find that they offer one in the summer. I hope to make it to the 2010 show. I have a hort. degree but have relocated to the panhandle of Florida which is zone 9 and feel like a newbie in this. I wanted to mention to you that while in St. Louis I started an organization that gardened at a famous but neglected conservatory and the first year we grew coleus. Everyone was so shocked at these wonderful plants. By the time I left the area we were growing over 100 varieties. It is hard to get a good variety here in the Destin area and I travel long distances to find my plants. But coleus do very well here but grow VERY fast.

Thanks for the pictorial - what beautiful combinations - may have to steal a few for my own! Andrea
goodoldbake
Alexandria, OH
(Zone 5b)

September 9, 2009
1:18 PM

Post #7043625

Andrea,

They moved Short Course to July so all the greenhouse growers wouldn't worry about their greenhouses freezing up while they were gone - or something like that. You should go, it's a great learning event.
I know what you mean about the panhandle area. We have visited there several times and coleus were scarce.
Steal all the combo ideas you want. That's why they're here.

Thanks,
Chris

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Aschnapp
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

September 9, 2009
11:25 PM

Post #7045519

Thanks for the heads up! I hope to remember to register next year. Should be a good event. I am hoping to either open up a container business here or maybe even a nursery. Andrea
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 19, 2010
8:48 PM

Post #8108898

Chris,
Where is 2010 OFA?
I'm back and have missed your photos and advice.
Also where did you tell about "Thirp prevention"?
Sidney

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 20, 2010
2:41 AM

Post #8109083

Really nice combos.Lord Voldemort is my favorite.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 20, 2010
2:42 AM

Post #8109084

Thripes info is on the Lilies Forum
goodoldbake
Alexandria, OH
(Zone 5b)

September 30, 2010
2:39 PM

Post #8130223

Ok guys, here's some containers from OFA 2010, July, Columbus Ohio.

Cordyline Willy’s Gold
Duranta Lemon Drop
Coleus Dancing Gypsy
Impatiens Patchwork Peach Prism

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goodoldbake
Alexandria, OH
(Zone 5b)

September 30, 2010
2:41 PM

Post #8130226

#2

Peperomia cluisifolia Jellie
Coleus Gnash Rambler
Lantana Anne Marie

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goodoldbake
Alexandria, OH
(Zone 5b)

September 30, 2010
2:42 PM

Post #8130231

#3

Coleus Duke of Swirl
Coprosma Pink Splendor
Calibrachoa Superbells Apricot Punch
Helichrysum Limelight

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goodoldbake
Alexandria, OH
(Zone 5b)

September 30, 2010
2:44 PM

Post #8130233

#4

Coleus Swallowtail
Coleus Garnet Robe
Vinca Raspberry Cooler
Petunia Supertunia Raspberry Blast

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goodoldbake
Alexandria, OH
(Zone 5b)

September 30, 2010
2:46 PM

Post #8130237

#5

Coleus Red Elephant
Calibrachoa Caberet Cherry Rose
Tradescantia spathacea Sitara Gold

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goodoldbake
Alexandria, OH
(Zone 5b)

September 30, 2010
2:47 PM

Post #8130241

#6

Coleus Grape Expectations
Pilea glauca
Juncus Blue Dart
Vinca Titan Lavender Blue Halo

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goodoldbake
Alexandria, OH
(Zone 5b)

September 30, 2010
2:49 PM

Post #8130247

#7

Coleus Doctor Wu
Impatiens Celebrette Deep Red
Geranium Sophie Cascade


more to come

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 30, 2010
3:52 PM

Post #8130367

wow WOW wow is all I have to say

Happy_1

Happy_1
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

September 30, 2010
4:05 PM

Post #8130392

You did yourself proud, kiddo!
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 30, 2010
4:05 PM

Post #8130393

Allison, lets have a coleus addicts round-up at Chris next May or June.
Chris,
Thanks for the new OFA photos.
I use your combination's as inspiration for my landscaping.
I am adjusting to a yard of "full sun" as the DOT has removed 2 huge Live Oaks.
They are coming back for the 3rd next week. I reckon it's the best thing that could happen.
I hope to make it back up there this next summer.
Sidney.
Note to self, Be sure and pack that photographers vest for that trip.;)

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 30, 2010
4:31 PM

Post #8130440

you are not kidding

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 1, 2010
1:43 AM

Post #8131010

Absolutly fantastic combos.
I love all of them.
ZoarGardener
Bolivar, OH

October 1, 2010
3:29 AM

Post #8131036

stunning.
goodoldbake
Alexandria, OH
(Zone 5b)

October 1, 2010
5:38 AM

Post #8131142

#8

Coleus Electric Lime
Peristrophe hyssopifolia Variegated
Tradescantia pallida Biltmore Bimbo

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goodoldbake
Alexandria, OH
(Zone 5b)

October 1, 2010
5:39 AM

Post #8131145

#9

Coleus Black Patent Leather AKA Shiny Shoes
Euphorbia Hip Hop
Petunia Black Velvet

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goodoldbake
Alexandria, OH
(Zone 5b)

October 1, 2010
5:41 AM

Post #8131147

#10

Coleus Large Marge
Coleus Brazilian Carnival
Petunia Double Wave Red
Vinca Illumination

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goodoldbake
Alexandria, OH
(Zone 5b)

October 1, 2010
5:42 AM

Post #8131150

#11

Abutilon striatum Orange
Angelonia Angelface Blue
Coleus Tell Tale Heart
Pentas Kaleidoscope Deep Red

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goodoldbake
Alexandria, OH
(Zone 5b)

October 1, 2010
5:47 AM

Post #8131162

#12

Pennisetum setaceum Rubrum
Coleus Smallwood’s Driveway
Coleus Juicy Lucy
Coleus Garnet Robe
Acalypha Inferno
Hamelia patens
Tradescantia spathacea Sitara Gold

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goodoldbake
Alexandria, OH
(Zone 5b)

October 1, 2010
5:51 AM

Post #8131169

I ran out of time last night so I added the leftovers this morning. I probably should have started a new thread. Oh well. Thanks for the compliments. It's a lot easier to make these combos when you have thousands of plants to choose from.
Y'all are welcome next year. Even you Sugar with your photo vest.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 1, 2010
5:57 AM

Post #8131176

OMG do I love #10
alice_sunn
Stockholm
Sweden

October 2, 2010
4:34 AM

Post #8132764

Hi Chris - love them all! Especially the one with the coleus Red Elephant :)
Alice
eskinola
Glen Riddle Lima, PA

October 2, 2010
9:32 PM

Post #8134185

gorgeous as always Chris... too bad i don't live near your nursery... or probably good for my wallet and my marriage LOL!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 3, 2010
3:12 AM

Post #8134283

that is no joke!!!!
springcolor
Lake Stevens, WA

January 26, 2012
7:34 PM

Post #8983633

Love these combo's!! Goodoldbake You still here. Love to see 2011 Any of you go to this event!

Celene

Celene
Columbus, OH

January 31, 2012
5:25 AM

Post #8989107

This discussion has me jonesing for Baker's Acres to open again for spring :)
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 31, 2012
2:44 PM

Post #8989722

Me too, but the fares are $201. each way. Dad gummit!
springcolor
Lake Stevens, WA

January 31, 2012
3:48 PM

Post #8989794

What's Backer's Acres, a nursery? What fares?

Celene

Celene
Columbus, OH

January 31, 2012
4:02 PM

Post #8989832

www.bakersacresgreenhouse.com

They have perennials, annuals, tropicals, and many begonias and coleus. Really nice people.
springcolor
Lake Stevens, WA

January 31, 2012
5:51 PM

Post #8989978

I see. Looks like a great place to shop! Any of you go to this short course?
scalplantmaniac
Vista, CA

February 1, 2012
8:13 AM

Post #8990632

Anybody know where Perilla Sarsparilla is available--mail order wise? As aggressive as I've been collecting I don't recall ever seeing it listed.
DaleTheGardener
Tampa, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 6, 2012
4:28 PM

Post #8997153

Perilla is not very popular

These are from long ago and the names are forgotten>

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Happy_1

Happy_1
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

February 7, 2012
5:14 AM

Post #8997622

Hi Dale,

I still have the second one and it is a trooper through the summer heat and the cold of the past 2 winters. It's not that colorful in the heat of summer, but now it is beautiful.

Hap
MyRee
Brigham City, UT
(Zone 5b)

February 11, 2012
7:57 PM

Post #9003550

All the planters are beautiful. May I ask, how large are the pots and how many plants per pot?
I do a lot of planters and am always looking for new combinations.
Thanks, Maire

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