Be sure to check out the porches and look for the coleus on the porch done by the Mt. Laurel Garden Club. These are cuttings from my coleus selection. The cuttings were taken from my yard last Sep. (as in the picture) and over wintered by someone else. I havn't seen the result yet. It's kind of hard to hold this one over the winter, so I sure hope it did well. Our title is referring to "stained glass" and we have a very valuable piece of stained glass on display. This coleus was the closest one to 'stained glass' that I had. My 'saturn' will be in the display too. It's hard to get pictures in there, so if anyone gets some good ones, not just of our porch but any from the show, please post them here.
They (Philadelphia Horticulture Society) has a web page, but not many pics of the show as they want you to have to come out to see it. I was disappointed with our display. The flowers we had reserved from the grower looked really bad. We actually had to throw some out! We only got third place and we usually get first! The coleus looked really nice though. They were cuttings from mine.
This is the coleus in our porch display. It was very crowded at the show. I couldn't get far enough back to get a picture of the entire porch. I thought the arrangement looked real pretty. These are cuttings from my plants, but were tended over the winter in a greenhouse by someone else.
This 'rustic orange' was over in another display (not porches), and is not mine - wish it were! It was really beautiful. My camera does not do it justice. My camera is about 10 years old and was one of the first digital cameras. The philly flower show sure makes me want to buy a new camera! The picture here is a little redder than it really looked, but when I try to tone it down, it looks more washed out than it was, so I'll leave it like this.