Close up of the older ones.
New thread on New babies for Newbie!
Paging Coleus Specialist, Paging Coleus Specialist. If you are a Specialist in Coleus, the novice Dr. could use your opinion. Is the white "stuff" anything to worry about. Please state your Dr. name when replying so I can check your credentials.
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Oh my Traci, you sure are a ball of fire at 4am. LOL Sounds like you're having a blast and I think it's great!!!!
As for the white stuff??? I must need more coffee...cuz I can't see white stuff. Am I blind?
I think it's powdery mildew. Someone had a real practicle solution, (Like wash them wi5th diluted dish soap.?) although several of us ordered a fungicide from Harris Seeds.
I have really enjoyed your Coleus Urgent Care blog and think your babies couldn't be in better hands.
It made me go out and try to make amends with those I have neglected.
Those rascals are just knocking my socks off.
I'll get some pictures and be back later.
Probably time for you to make your evening rounds anyhow.
I opened this up at 6 am and then remembered I had to get out and get ready for the garage sale so I didn't comment then.
Everything is looking great Dr. I am curious as to what you are soaking some of them in on that plate or bowl.
You are really on top of things and I'm so glad I sent them to you. They're beginning to look a lot like you. Don't you think??? :-)
I think I must have just needed coffee this morning! LOL Cuz I can see white now! Geez.....amazing what a shot of caffeine will do.
Ugh..just replied to everyone and then hit the back button like a moron. I must start again.
First, Brinda thank goodness you saw it. I went back about six times to check the pick. I wondered if my late night plantings had messed with my eyes. You had me doubting myself.
Sugar, so good to see you. I am still dying to know what you do for a living. Anywho, thank you for stopping by to do Pro Bono work as a Specialist. Is this something I should be worried about spreading to the others? Of course I will now immediate go give the little one a bath. It is one of my faves. Oh, who am I kidding, I love them all and fav changes everyday. As the Specialist for this particular disease, as I am sure there will be many, please provide me with your DR name so I may refer to you properly. Is it DR. Granny Sugar or do you go by something else?
Janet, how did the yard sell go? Did you sell any coleus?
As for what they are soaking in, it is just plain ole water. Last two came on days when I had to work late and the delightful mail man left "fragile, plants inside" box right on the front step, where there is full sun all day. I am playing it by ear and figure they are pretty thirsty. I put them in there to wait their turn. PLEASE tell me if I should not do this. I don't want my new Phd to cause hard to the laddies and lassies. I alway respect the advice of the Specialists.
The ones you sent are going to get potted up individually this weekend since they are growing so fast. I pulled two flowers today and figure that is a good sign.
Two questions for all specialists. First, they have been in there approx 1 1/2 weeks. Should I wait a little longer before transfering them to larger bed. Number 2, I would like them to stay in the size container they are in now all winter, 4" round. Well, this is a two part question. Is this possible and would it be benefical to pinch the top off the new leaves.
All Specialist are invited to chime in.
Several neighbors have dropped by to see what is going on as I am always outside talking, singing or simply staring at them. I also photo them like rockstars. I am up to 285 pics and have now started putting them in daily files. Have I lost my mind? The neighbors all want some if I succeed in my endevors. I think trouble is afoot. My devilish ways are inviting them to try it, you'll like it. I feel like a pusher. I mean I feel like a kind neighborhood DR speading joy and beauty around our little area.
Someone is literally glowing in their new home and wanted to give you a wave!
Off to tend the mildew,
Waving wildly back! :-))) See you in the spring.........
Hi Traci! Your enthusiasm is contagious! LOL I know you're enjoying all of your babies!
I remember when Sidney directed us to your thread on the New Gardeners Questions and I've been intending on posting a pic for you. You have a beautiful backyard and when I saw the pic you posted of it and asked for questions.......I thought of this pic http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=1537088
You could do it! And it would be fabulous!!!! Now do I have your attention???? LOL
Brinda, I LOVE IT! It is exactly the look I want in my backyard. What is in it, where do I find these items and how soon can ya'll come to Alabama and have a good ole fashion planting partry (are they ole fashion).
Georgia, is there a thing as one addiction. I just order bulbs for yard. Overboard. I need to start planning the front yard. I am going to gut most of it. Ideas welcome!! Remove it all. I don't care. I just want beautiful cottage yard to take away form plainess of house.
I want that Georgia!!
I just reread this post and realized I must have been VERY tired with all the typos. Sorry about that.
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yes you're right - you have definately lost your mind, but never mind - when you're collecting coleus you don't need mind. You'll need happiness, colors and enthusiasm, and the coleus will supply you with that. LOL.
So you're taking photos of them like they were Rock Stars? So do I! But my poor rock stars have faded into has-beens due to hail storms/frost.
Here's a photo of my all-time favourite rock band - 'Coleus Led Zeppelin' - the singer 'Robert Plant' is of course in the foreground, you can see fellow musicians Page, Bonham and Jones surrounding him. LOL!
Aren't we funny, I love us.
That is very pretty. Is it Luna? I had one very similar last year and it didn't come back this year. I was so disappointed because it was a blooming fool!
Yes, its Luna and you are right its a blooming fool. Its blooming for the second time this year right now and we havent had rain in a month, go figure. Send me a dmail I'll get some seeds in the mail to you. This is the first year I have tried harvesting seeds and I have a boatload of these!
Jada, you know I want some. Let me send you some postage, for all that you have done. That is beautiful.
Alice I replied last night, but don't know what happened. I Love your Led Zepplin group. I wll attempt Pink Floyd. Love classic rock. Pink Floyd should be trippy, don't you think?
Alice your tribute to Led is really cool. Love all of those wild colors and you've named them all so aptly!!!
Oh Joyce thank you so much! I will wait until the spring to plant them though. I have several really pretty hibiscus but haven't got a clue about saving seeds. I've never seen any seed pods on mine. Am I missing something about pulling the dead blooms off??? Am I pulling them too soon???? Give a gal a clue here pleeeeeeeeease!!! I'll be happy to save you some seeds from my RumRunner and my SunShowers and even my Tequila Sunrise if you'll just tell me how to do it. :-)
Woooooooooohoooooooooooooo Traci!!! I am a Pink Floyd Fan!!! I shouldaknown!!! HAHAHAHAHA Can't wait to see your Pink Floyd arrangement! Definitely need some honking pink in there! Perhaps a Pink Pig as a container??? waybigo grin!
Heres a pic of the pod with the seeds. When they dry up they split open and then their ready to pick. Heres a link to the thread with more info. Good Luck! Would love to see pics of your Hibs ( is this the wrong forum for that :-)
Thanks Joyce. That looks pretty obvious! I'll be on the lookout for the pods. Why haven't I ever seen that on my plants? Do they only put out seeds at certain times? Inquiring minds wanna know!
Thanks for the link. I saved your photo (with the link) as a favorite so I can refer back to it.
Isnt that amazng! I've had this plant for a couple of years and never thought about harvesting the seeds from it or any other until I found a forum here for it. I dont know if theres a certain time they seed, I just check ALL my spent blooms now :-).
Let me know how it goes
This is a discussion thread for Novice and Expert Colues DR's to exchange ideas on taking care of coleus and any plant that might possiblly be planted near the coleus by accident or on purpose, seeds, propagation, planting, and other necessary information about said plants (which should encompass all plants) in order to understand and expand our knowledge to help those who need it. So, yes Jada, you are on the correct thread, as hibiscus compliments coleus wonderfully and it is necessary to understand the schematics of it so we may advise others (incl myself) of how to propagate it in order to accent future coleus.
Janet, I got to see them on the "When Pigs Fly" tour. It was not a concert, it was an experience. Way cool. I have been to several concerts, many of my most favorite artists, and this blew them out of the water! I am thinking on who should be in the band.
after 1) Led Zeppelin and 2) Jimi Hendrix Experience..... Pink Floyd is third on my favourite rock band list. I have every album these three bands have made. These were the top bands in my younger days (I'm 52 now).
My husband is a Led Zep fan also, even if he was more into Elvis in younger days (he is 61 now).
I'm trying hard these days to get 2 tickets for the Led Zep reunion in November, wish me good luck! Millions and millions of people all over the world are competing for tickets to the less than 20000 seats.
The funny thing is that the name of the lead singer in Led Zeppelin really is Robert PLANT. This fact makes it easy defendable to write about him in a.... Plant forum. LOL!
Coming to think, the Pink Floyd member Roger WATERs is also relevant here in the Plant forum: Plant + Water, see?
I'm looking forward to see Traci's Pink Floyd coleus photo. I agree with janet, a pink pig is definately a must. Maybe some Money also (one of their best songs).
I'm including a photo of a small plant I got from Dale. He didn't know its name, does anyone recognize this darling? It's much greener than Diane's Gold.