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Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


July 21, 2006
12:08 AM

Post #2528693

In addition to this forum, DG provides you with many ways to learn more about coleus, find sources, and share what you know with others. This thread is intended to help you explore those features and provide a permanent reference tool with helpful links and shortcuts.

Getting the most from PlantFiles

PlantFiles has hundreds of Coleus entries and tons of information - here are some tips to track down what you're looking for:

1) The cultivar-finder for Coleus lets you browse all cultivars alphabetically: http://davesgarden.com/pf/finder/index.php?sname=Coleus&submit=submit

2) The Advanced Search lets you find the Coleus that meet your specifications (height, leaf color, etc.):
http://davesgarden.com/pf/advanced.php?sname=Coleus (Note: You can - and should - skip past any detail sections that you don't care about.)

3) Here are some general search and browse tips that may be helpful: http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/608659/


If we've missed a Coleus, here's a link to add a new entry: http://davesgarden.com/pf/add.php

Within any entry (one you added, or existing entries), you can add your own comment, photo and/or ZIP code report if it grows well in your garden! The screen shot below shows you where to look for the ZIP code field and the links to add an image or comment.

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Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


July 21, 2006
12:14 AM

Post #2528716

Finding a particular Coleus to buy

1) PlantScout has several vendors that carry various Coleus cultivars. Here's a list of the results when searching for "Coleus": http://davesgarden.com/ps/search.php?search_text=Coleus&submit=Search

You can always search for a particular Coleus cultivar, too - here's an example of searching for Alabama Sunset: http://davesgarden.com/ps/search.php?search_text=Alabama+Sunset&submit=Search

Hint: Clicking on the company name in the second column will let you browse that company's entire PlantScout product list.


2) The Garden Watchdog has a category devoted to Coleus vendors: http://davesgarden.com/gwd/advanced.php?category=128&submit=Go

As you can see, using the pull-down list is the best way to find a category (see screenshot below to see how it works.)

P.S. When you've ordered from a company listed in the Watchdog, be sure to leave feedback - what you know helps others!

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Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


July 21, 2006
12:20 AM

Post #2528730

Using the Garden Bookworm

If you want to read up on Coleus, there are several books that cover foliage plants: http://davesgarden.com/gbw/advanced.php?author=&publisher=&category=20&search_text=&sorter=book_name&submit=Search

When you've selected a book from the list, you can clicking on the picture of the cover to access Amazon.com where you can purchase it or read more reviews and information.

Hint: If you've read a book listed in the Bookworm, we invite you to review it for the benefit of your fellow gardeners. Good books are a good investment, but bad books are a waste of money we could have spent on more plants, seeds, or mulch!

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


July 21, 2006
12:21 AM

Post #2528731

Member's Favorite Threads

How to take coleus cuttings: http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/596774/

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Do you have a favorite DG thread regarding a particular Coleus topic? Please send us a link here: http://davesgarden.com/helpdesk/forums/ so we can add it to this list!

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


July 21, 2006
12:24 AM

Post #2528739

We'd really like your opinion on this entire thread, including any links you'd like to suggest for us to add.

Please go here to share your feedback: http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/628704/

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