We came from here....
Containers 2010 - WHose IN!
Now its part 2!
Just a pot of goodies.. lotso goodies...!
Containers 2010 - WHose IN! - part 2
We came from here....
WOW! That Ixora looks like a KONG COLEUS.. oOooh that reminds me, I must translplant my KONGS!
Im still messing with my loofas though.. Least now I have them cans sunk in the ground, but we been dodging nasty weather...
I just hope I get sponges this year.
Are you sure that is not a Kong coleus?? They could pass for twins!
The Ixora is the perennial bush in the middle, I haven't a clue as to the gynormous coleus.
I pinched of budding blooms last week, and I think I'l take cuttings. I looked bac through my own plant files and found that every year I'm drawn to that dramatic color combo of lime and raspberry. Here in the middle of all the dull green cedar (junipers), I look for strong color or white, to pop. Sylvia
Yikes I somehow erased what I was writing, if it comes through double, sorry.
Blossom, I love the one in the foreground in the deepest burgandy with the showy thin lime edge. Are all those cuttings, and in soil directly? I've alway grown coleus because they rmind me of my mom, but I'm so not knowledgeable. I'm a bit of a by darn and by golly grower.
I had a tremendous pot last year of one I got in a gallon can in Houston and I kept pinching it and it bushed out beautifully at the front door. I wasn't successful at keeping cuttings of it going. I'll see if I can find a pix. Even after it bolted while we were gone one weekend it stay lovely for another month or so.
Cuttings of coleus are easy.. you snip, dip and put in soil... I take my cuttings and dip them in rootign hormone.. thenpoke the cuttings in cell flats and put them in my GPS.. (um, thats my lil glorified potting shed of a greenhouse.. if you click on to my handle you will see a series of GPS threads then go to one and you will she my lil greenhouse!)
Anyway, eazy peezy! just dont forget to water them and I do them all year round. Did a huge pile of them in my livingroom in the winter under lights!
love the kong!!!... yours looks so healthy.. mine usually get ratty from the rain
Blossom, I looked up your threads, love you shed, we're planning a leanto against the house out back.
I'll be rootin' and wishin' I'm as lucky as you, THX.
never afraid to pinch... I didn't mean leggy... I meant the leaves get ratty with holes on mine every year
got nibblers? Mine will get holes poked from the rain
oh yeah I am sure that doesn't help either.. last year all my light green ones ended up as slug food
That Kong of mine y'all helped ID, has holes in lower leaves, but no bugs I've seen on early am checks. That coleus is too funny, I planted four and three took over in descending size from the direction of the am sun they get. There's papa bear, stunted poor baby, mama bear and big brother.
love that 2nd container JoAnn.... your nasties look wonderful!!
As soon as its light enough I will try for an album of the deck planters. Many are turning out wonderful.The tubs I doubted would be so great are keeping their word.
This is todays containers
some shots from me