New thread on New babies for Newbie!

Stockholm, Sweden

Brinda & Sidney,
Well, I know we're friends and I love ya ----- but.... do I really look like a nuthead to you??? Seriously?
;-))
Alice

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Taylor Creek, FL(Zone 10a)

Alice
Your early demise of your babies has given you way too much time on your hands. You need to be here to help me with this massive overgrowth due to way too much rain.
In the last 2 weeks I have had close to a foot of rain. My yard is primarily sand, so no flooding so far.
Sidney

Yukon, OK(Zone 7b)

I don't know Alice, it's hard to tell. I can't seem to see you for looking at all Chris' beautiful coleus.

Birmingham, AL(Zone 7b)

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Funny Alice!

GREAT ONE, Brinda!

Kingston, OK(Zone 7a)

Now you all you can see what a sane man can start.
Certified DR. Theodore Alan Rogers.

A personal note to Alice, you need to see a shrink and do something with your head.

Perhaps a second openion would help.
Refering you to
With Indignation,
Dr. Pupilcolii

Edited for Dr. Pupilcolii's sake.

This message was edited Oct 6, 2007 12:15 PM

Stockholm, Sweden

Dear Dr. TARogers5,
you should be proud of what you started. At least it maked me laugh loudly and that's good for the health, and therefore I guess you're in fact a real doctor.

Thanks for the friendly advice, but I've seen a shrink already, that's why the nutshell is so tight (....it shrinked).

Sane you are???? Come on!!!!
Nuts only from the shoulders and up, Alice

Kingston, OK(Zone 7a)

This is me in residency training in Italy 1969.

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Stockholm, Sweden

I'm speechless and utterly impressed. How many aliens do we see in this photo?

---But ----eh---- what is RESIDENCY training? Foreigner doesn't know such a strange word. Please, show more photos, this training looks to be out-of-this-world nuthouse. I'm proud of you.
ALIENce

Kingston, OK(Zone 7a)

http://www.uchsc.edu/sm/intmed/

Stockholm, Sweden

Dear Dr.,
Good, now I've learnt a new word. Yes, I tried to read it all, but some blue coleus in the upper left corner got most of my attention. Nope, there is no hope for me. But thank you anyway.

Stockholm, Sweden

Sidney,
it the rain doesn't stop soon you must promise us to build a big boat, and to take two of each coleus on board....

Yes you are right, I wish I could be there to help you with your garden, it would be a pleasure. But you see, rather unimportant matters as flight ticket money, enough spare time and long distances are making trouble for me....I hope to be excused.

But if you send all your wet cuttings to me I'll promise to dry them up and return them safely to you next year.
LOL
Alice

Birmingham, AL(Zone 7b)

I have known plenty of DRs' who are nuts!! Drs' who shrink nuts on people's head are mainly DRs dealing with their own nuttiness. Wait, was that why I wanted to be shrink?


Dr. Pupilcolii, Phd, MD, COC, Hns, CPS, Loc, EXTR

Birmingham, AL(Zone 7b)

Ok, I haven't had time to put new babies in their beds, but they are doing very well swimming around in the water. These were provided by Aunt Terrye at RU and someone else, but can't remember who. RU friends, you know how bad I am with names. Introducing, Fishnet stockings, Fright Night, Peter's Wonder, and Tapestry. Also included is a NOID my mother's neighbor gave me, who is the same person who started this madness. It was her grandfather's plant and the family have kept it going.

Ladies and Gentlemen (and TA), Coleus Growers and Watchers, I am proud to introduce to you tonight~~drum rolling~~The New Kids on The Block. Their Hanging Tough. They've got the Right Stuff. And they are here to show off their beautiful foliage. Please don't forget to tip your waitress and bar tenders. Let's get ready to ADMIRRRRRREE!!!

Man I wish I could music to this. Imagine Crazy train by Ozzie playing..Dodo...Dodo.Dodo.Dodo...Dodo...Dodo.Dodo.Dodo, AYE, AYE, AYE!

Got it in your head? Ok, Heeeere's Coleus!!

And leading of our show is "FISHNET STOCKINGS!!!!!!!!" YEAH, WHOOHOO, WOLF WHISTLE.

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Birmingham, AL(Zone 7b)

He's lean, he's mean, and he would even scare himself, Hereeeee's FRIGHT NIGHT. Screams, Shreaks of Horror, Women are Fainting from fear......


Um...Do to technical difficulties, Fright Night was unable to be photographed. He broke the camera when the techie tried to take his picture. The Techie is ok, but has been moved to a metal hospital for evaluation.

On with the show!!~~~Roar of the crowd~~~Crazy version of Peter Cotton Tail is playing heavy metal style~~HERE COME PETER COTTON TAIL...HOPPING DOWN THE BUNNY TRAIL!! Loud scary metal voice with shriking guitars and slamming drums. Here's Peter's Wonder!!!

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Birmingham, AL(Zone 7b)

The minute you walked in the joint
I could see you were a man of distinction
This coleus's thinking
Green thumb, calloused hands
Wouldn't you like to buy a few of me and my friends?

Hey, big spender!
spend some time with Tapestry!!

Do you wanna have color, foliage fun?
How's about a few cutting from someone?
I can show you a beautiful mane.
Let me show you a leaf that just came.

HEY BIG SPENDER!!! HEY BIG SPENDER!!!
Spend some time with Tapestry!!

You know her, you love her, It's TAP E STRY!!

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Birmingham, AL(Zone 7b)

And last, but definitely not least, is NOOOOOOOID!

All by myself
Don't wanna be, a noid anymore
All by myself
Don't wanna live, all as noid anymore

Hard to be sure
Sometimes I feel so insecure
And my name's so distant and obscure
Remains the cure

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Birmingham, AL(Zone 7b)

Ok, Ok kids. Back to your jar. I told you not to get out. Everyone, please leave the room so these babies can get back to bed. They need their rest before the ~~Spelling~~
T-R-A-N-S-P-L-A-N-T. You kids. Always having to show off for someone. Thanks for coming to see them everyone, but I need to emulsh them before they turn in. Say goodnight children. "Good Night"

Sincerely,
Dr. Pupilcolii

Newport News, VA(Zone 11)

Love that NOID. You can stick some of that in with or instead of the postage :-)

Marion, WI(Zone 4b)

They are gorgeous - now I have to look up 'Fright Night' -... lol

Your new patients will be heading out tomorrow. I attached their 'charts' (labels) for your review.

~Kim

Arlington, GA(Zone 8a)

Traci, I am at a loss for words,You amaze me, I think you should really give our Blue coleus Story a few words.
Pheadra

Yukon, OK(Zone 7b)

Traci, zoom out on the NOID and give us another pic.

Taylor Creek, FL(Zone 10a)

Ta Da NOID is Perrilla magilla .
;)

Marion, WI(Zone 4b)

Dr Pupil....

New patients left this morning. You can track their travel - 01038555749275131352.

Birmingham, AL(Zone 7b)

DR. Granny Sugar, you are an indispensible asset to our operation and I will have to get a plaque made for SPECIALIST OF THE MONTH, so I can add names of those who have been invaluable to me during all our tragedies and triumps!

Auntie Kim, Yea!! And I can WATCH their process so the Evil P.O. man doesn't mess up.

I will add pics of the kids who have grown quite a bit! You will be pleasantly surprised.

They sure have grown.

******Question for a Specialist.******

If the cuttings are getting to tall, but on the stem there are no leaves, can I cut the top off, repot and the stem with no leaves still live in the original pot?

Taylor Creek, FL(Zone 10a)

Sometimes.
;)

Birmingham, AL(Zone 7b)

Not a very specialist answer Dr. Granny Sugar. Should I not attempt and just let them get taller? As they get taller, they should shoot out more leaves and then make cutting, thereby reducing the chance of loosing the baby. Is this logical?

Taylor Creek, FL(Zone 10a)

Cut the top off and root it. You can put it in the same pot if there is no threat of diease in that pot.
Does that help?
;)

Birmingham, AL(Zone 7b)

But what about the remaining stem with no leaves. Will it survive? Thank you for your advisement, even though you harshly state to cut the top off, this IS their little heads were are talking about. Please use discretion in front of the kids.

Respectfully,
The Doc

Central, AL(Zone 7b)

I'm following your patients' progresses, should they fare well.....before I admit any more tough cases under your cares. Doc.
Yours truly;
Kim

Taylor Creek, FL(Zone 10a)

It's not easy, but tough love is needed, or you may loose the whole plant.
The Mama stem will put out leaves or die. If it dies you have just saved it by getting the cutting to put on new roots.
;)

Birmingham, AL(Zone 7b)

OK, Dr. Granny Sugar. Sound good but what is the theory behind it. Why can't it continue to grow?

Well young lady, Lily is it, as you can see I run a tight ship around this hospital. I maintain the best conditions for all patients and keep a vigilant eye on each one. I also have a team of Specialist who advise me on tougher issues, such as the esteemed Dr. Granny Sugar. They are ready to advise at any given notice, such as Dr. Jada, who can be found doing rounds at 4:00 a.m., telling stories to the young ones who can't sleep. My main objective is to keep all children disease free and feed a strict, healthy diet of fish emulsion, which I emulsh myself. I have, in the past lost a few patients, but was comforted by all my collegues by the notion that all cannot be saved, even with my best efforts. To date I have maintained 68 healthy tikes and each rests comfortably in their own bed with a night light for comfort. I grieve for each loss, but know that I must continue on to develop better disease control methods and all around coleus happiness. Any baby who is sent to me is treated with the upmost care and concern. Please feel free to drop by the facilities at any time. There is usually a Dr. roaming the halls if you get lost or have any questions.

I have promised a recent pic of the tinies (who aren't so tiny any more). Here we go....

Birmingham, AL(Zone 7b)

First up are the teens. They talk back so much, I am afraid I will have to cut them down to size.

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Birmingham, AL(Zone 7b)

Check out the legs on this one.

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Birmingham, AL(Zone 7b)

Next up are the preteens. They, too, are getting a little big for their britches.

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Birmingham, AL(Zone 7b)

See what I mean!

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Birmingham, AL(Zone 7b)

Auntie Lala, Hi, it's me, Meandering Linda!! I grown into a young woman. Can't wait to see you.

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Birmingham, AL(Zone 7b)

Can you spot the gremlin and the lettuce man?

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Birmingham, AL(Zone 7b)

More preteens. Kingwood Karnival is really a show off!! But he can get away with it because he is so handsome.

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Birmingham, AL(Zone 7b)

Now for the babies. They have grown into robust toddlers!!

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Birmingham, AL(Zone 7b)

These small ones have been near and dear to me. All have been deathly ill, but have made a wonderful recovery.

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