October Chat

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

Gardens are going to sleep up north here.
Pumpkin crowds are hanging out at vedgtable stands along country roads.
How quaint - - -
in the real world, I have to keep the leaves off the driveway so they dont get tracked into the house.
Its the most annoying aspect about living here.
River Birch tree next to the garage. Sheds all year round.

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Denville, NJ(Zone 6b)

pretty container

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

It had the most orange I could find for the October thread

Denville, NJ(Zone 6b)

here is another

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Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

FANTASTIC
Is thet trailing Queen in front?

Denville, NJ(Zone 6b)

I would say yes it is... but the name was trailing strawberry when I bought it years ago... I don't see a difference between them

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Lovely coleus, gals.

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

I have trailing queen and I think the leaves are bigger, thats the only difference I can see.

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

here's a pic

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Denville, NJ(Zone 6b)

either way it's been good to me the last few years

Denville, NJ(Zone 6b)

and thank you and good morning MIss Pirl

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Very lovely combo, Jo Ann!!!

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

And good morning to both Jo Ann and Miss Onewish. Did you ever tell us what your one wish was/is?

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

I love it an am trying to get as many cuttings as possible.The plant is still living out doors,maybe I'll snip a few for starter trays inside.
I have a parent growing but want more than it will produce this season.

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

Hey Pirl

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

The cuttings Dale sent in August are ready to take cuttings from already. Heaven help me.

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

Ive been cutting for a week.I cant imagine where I will put another seedstarter .I do have 1 assigned for coleus that didnt make it so that will be my TQ cuttings tray
If I'm not organized in this small space I loose.

Denville, NJ(Zone 6b)

Pirl I will never tell my wish

;)

my cuttings from Dale and Jada both could make new cuttings... can't wait for spring!!!

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

I know what you mean, Jo Ann.

OK, Allison - I just wish your one wish comes true.

Denville, NJ(Zone 6b)

sssssshhhhhhhh not supposed to tell... but thank you

:)

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

A coleus farm?

Unlimited space to garden?

Winning lottery number for $30,000,000.?

Every day a healthy one for you and those you love?

Never having a dental problem?

Camelot weather?

Las Vegas, NV(Zone 9a)

Those Coleus are beautiful. Everyone enjoy this beautiful day.

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

I'm off to lunch w/ friends.Wev are doing a plastic fusing project.
Its artsy Fartsy I'll post pix if I do anything worth looking at

Northern California, United States(Zone 9a)

I tried the coleus cuttings over the winter before, west facing window, I wasn't successful, maybe should try again.
I have a few mixed in my under-the-orange-tree pot area and now looking at this, I should have planted richer deeper reds for more contrast. My 2006 pictures of this spot were more exciting, will have to try and duplicate it next year.

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Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

Really nice Sue.
I found losses over winter with coleus ,was from too much watering.

Chicago, IL(Zone 5b)

How did I miss the move? Anyway, here I am.

Good to see you all.

Hap

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

welcome aboard

Edmond, OK(Zone 7a)

hello everyone! i'm new to coleus this year and think i'm addicted! love them all!

can anyone tell me when is the best time to take a cutting? i have a mariposa that is over 3 feet tall and i really want to grow it again next year, but don't want to bring it inside for the winter. i guess i will have to cut it before the frost.....will it grow ok as a houseplant all winter?

sorry, just thinking out loud.
thanks!
~chele

Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO(Zone 5b)

yes they grow fina as houseplants all winter I have over 300 cuttings in the house now, as long as they are not too far away from light they will be fine

Tampa, FL(Zone 10a)

I have heard of people using lights to help coleus get thru the winter months, just like African Violets.

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Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO(Zone 5b)

thankfully I have enough windows that I don't need grow lights

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Grow lights do a much better job than window lights. They're constant and never have a problem with overcast days.

Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO(Zone 5b)

true but these are sitting in 9 picture windows that measure 4 1/2' by 8 1/2'....besides I have 5 teenagers, they'd get broken and I would become very evil on their butts...LOL

Chicago, IL(Zone 5b)

5??????

Prayers coming your way.

Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO(Zone 5b)

thank you...can you say blended family...they are 12 girl, 13 boy (mine), 14 boy, 15 boy (we didn't know about until 4 yrs. ago), 19 boy (his ex's that she left 5 years ago)

Chicago, IL(Zone 5b)

WOW.

Denville, NJ(Zone 6b)

Trina you and my friend Jodi should hang out!!!... you guys would have your own party going.... she has one natural daughter and three boys and a girl she adopted... I always said she is going for sainthood!

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

I'm starting to design my containers erly. Lily bulbs will be the big attraction.
These are only temp arrangements, the coleus have to be viable in May- long way to go.
I have to choose the tubs for the bulbs so I did some combos.
Any excuse. I say

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Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

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Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

.This is Linda an asiatic with Swiss Sunshine a vigerous trailer
Psycoleus trailer
Glory
and the other addition is a mystery, maybe a lantana

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