The next two are close to my heart. As both had lost their heads for a brief moment, I am happy to report they are back to normal.
New thread on New babies for Newbie!
Laughing. Teensy is singing into a microphone, Curtis Low. Nurse DH has taught her that one. The best is when she sings, "I got your drinking money, tune up your dobro." And I thought I had a southern accent!!
Um Um. Finally, taking a chapter out of Auntie La's book, this is a pinch pot of several tinies. They are doing very well.
On a side note, from Curtis Low to Jesus Loves Me. She has range.
They really are doing well Dr. P. Obviously thriving in your care.
All I can say is that I hope you are saving for a college fund for these kids. They are growing like weeds! Next thing ya know, they'll be looking for you to buy them all cars, and stuff.
I hope all friends and family are comforted in the fact that all babies are doing very well. Please drop by anytime and have a little chat with them. They love to have visitors.
Filled with pride,
Dr. Pupilcolii, Phd, MD, COC, Hns, CPS, Loc, CFE, Pen, EXT
No kidding Aunt Janet. They are already asking for bigger beds. Kids, never happy with what the have.
Traci,Here is a great thread for rooting,and the need for leaves,
Cuttings root best when they have some leaves attached to them because the leaves produce chemicals that promote root initiation & growth. On the other hand, too many leaves, or very large leaves, speed water loss that can lead to wilting & quick death. Protecting the cuttings from water loss & wilting by raising the humidity around them is most commonly achieved by regular misting, either applied automatically or manually with a spray bottle each time you walk by your cuttings.
Thank you Dr. Georgia. What a great thread. So, if I am reading it correctly, I need to pinch off the new growth on top and repeat until branching occurs? I have been removing the larger leaves when new ones come out. I also like that link because she uses the word Forthwith. Impressive.
Dr. Pupilcolii (Hey, you called me Traci. Now I have lost respect from the kids. They are all mocking me going, Traaacii, Traaacii. I must ask that my professional name be used whenever visiting the hospital. ;^) )
Looks like the misting bottle will be a new addition to the already rigorous regime. Sigh. Whatever is necessary.
edited for gender bender issues
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whispering ~~ Dr P, Critterologist is a female. She writes some of our articles, especially on herbs. Her name is Jill and she's a diamond of the first water! :-)
Thank you Dr. P for the viewing!! They are looking great.
Aunt Kim, thank you. I want you to feel comfortable about where your kids will be during winter camp. As you see, they are fed well, cherished immensely, and loved deeply. I will do everything in my power to keep them as such.
Dr. P - Yes I could see that when I first came upon this thread! I am thinking your patients should be arriving tomorrow! =-D Hopefully they arrive in great condition. I hope none of them will have to be in the ICU or the Psych ward... ;-)
Thanks for the laugh. Definitely needed it tonight. Those headless ones are difficult to deal with. Acting all crazy and stuff.
Janet wrote earlier in this thread:
"All I can say is that I hope you are saving for a college fund for these kids. They are growing like weeds! Next thing ya know, they'll be looking for you to buy them all cars, and stuff."
I couldn't help myself .... tried to imagine how it will look outside Dr Traci's house in the coming spring....
Can you find the car of the blue coleus?
Oh! Dr.Pupilcolii,I am so sorry,Please explain to the bratty ones that are mocking you,That I am also know as The Army of Pheadras and that if they do not behave I will come up there and pinch their little heads off.................
LOL Dr. P, I'm glad to see those new babies I gave you are doing good. Their mommas cried just a little when they left but are feeling better now. Just be sure and bring pictures of the younguns in January so the mommas can see how their babies have grown.
Absolutely!! I also finally put them to bed last night after giving each a good hair cut. It had gotten so long. Our baby NOID you sent to our hospital is one of the featured kids. Everybody loves her!!
Dear Doctor, your plants are doing great, I can see they are very happy in Birmingham, AL under your carefull watch. Next year you are going to have a wonderful coleus garden. I love my coleus, but my camera bit the dust, so I'm asking Santa for a new camera for Christmas. My kids are being neglected this fall, no baby pictures. All my new cuttings are doing great, I did loose a few, but that happens. Thanks to trading these wonderful plants my collection has grown, almost doubled this year.
Thank you for the tour of the wards this morning. We enjoyed it immensely. Upon our inspection we found it to be sanitary peaceful and well managed. It is a top notch and state of the art facility well deserving of accreditation.
This is well evidenced by the happy faces of the patients therein although some of them expressed an interest in leaving because their Aunt Alice has spoiled them rotten and gotten them their own cars, from which they cant wait to do wheelies in the parking lot. I would suggest closing the curtains so they cant see outside until they are closer to driving age. Of particular concern are the ones in Auntie LaLa's pinch pot for I observed they had their heads together planning a get away. Misting should help sedate them and keep them from roaming.
Congrats on a job well done and keep up the good work!
P.S. I'll be back for the 4AM rounds.
Aunt Cbrand, I think you should demand you DH immediately buy you a new camera. How could he neglect his babies like that? Hopefully the ones you lost, will be some of the ones you are allowing to stay at our wonderful hospital. If you know their names, please let me know as I will give them an extra once over during rounds (of misting). I can honestly say my collections has multiplied by 670%, as I started out with only one. I believe that number will be increasing soon. Please continue to drop by. The littles ones are always excited to put a show on for everyone.
Wow, Dr. Jada, do you think I could get an accreditation. Hmm...This place needs a name. Coleus Critical Care, Our Lady of the Blue Coleus, COW (coleus overwintering). Any suggestions would be great.
Well, my only cutting of the Blue Coleus got away in the little car, so he is no longer with us. That was what all the whispering in the pinch pot was about. They are a rag tag bunch and I will have to keep a better eye on them from here on out. You should have heard the noise those little wheels made when tearing out of driveway. My main concern is Blue doesn't get hurt. Blue, if you are reading this, We love and miss you. Please come home.
I'm afraid I have some bad news for you. First, it turns out that your fugitive isn't a coleus after all, he's just been acting like a coleus in order to be adopted by you. Since he has heard about the splendid conditions for plants under your care, he doubled as a coleus when actually he's a blue hosta: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=3768472
He left because the other coleus were suspicious and were about to gossip to you about him being a fake coleus.
YES, as we all know, the true Blue Coleus isn't found yet (remember we are STILL searching for it in the 4AM thread!)
The other bad news is - I've found your little hosta scoundrel (see photo taken an hour ago), I guess it will be extremely expensive to help him back to his home.....
Oh me oh my
Well, Dr. Alice, I will not tolerate fake coleus in my care, so he can stay on the moon. The car only cost 50 cents.
It doesn't say much for Specialist Jada and myself to not recognize coleus, so....I knew it was hosta, but all are welcome in this place of overwintering. Please see the following photo of a rag tag group made up of pinched coleus from Ex-bosses office, Mum's (which I am not a huge fan of, so why?) and a piece of succulent..
Ex- boss?, Nevermind I know now.
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Just wondering how the Dr is doing with all her new patients. She must be very busy. Hope all is well.
Hello, Auntie Kim. The Patients are doing wonderful. As I have been resigning from my other job (literally) to devote my full time at the hospital, I have neglected the loving family of the children. I also made another grevious mistake. I turned in my camera to my old job, which is the one I used to take pics. So, I have no photos of the transplant. I do have a digital camera somewhere in the staff lounge, but will have to find it. I am sooo sorry. I do believe, after this last week, I have caught some of the kids out of their mind disease. My mission tomorrow is to find my other camera. I can't live without one. And I can't keep the family disappointed by not seeing their children. Please forgive the poor DR as I am only human (Wish the creeps at the other job realized that). Anywho, now that I resigned, I can return to what I love. Coleus Babies.!!
With respectful regret,
Dr. Pupilcolii (I don't even deserve the letters after my name).
This past week I have received 2 boxes containing many bags of cuttings from Brinda. I finally got to plant them yesterday.
The baskets will hang in the greenhouse. We've already mounted screws on the back wall of Connie's greenhouse for the window boxes to go when the weather gets cooler and roots are developed.
I'll start with the finished shot of all 4 containers.
Nice job Janet! I bet I can name all of them! LOL I've been very intimate with coleus for a couple of weeks. I hope they grow well for you!
Thanks. We know they are a bit crowded. We figure they won't grow THAT much between now and Spring. And if they do, we'll whack their little heads off and start new plants! HAHAHAHAHA
I have to tell you that I really enjoyed pulling the cuttings from the bag and Connie and I both oohed for an hour as we saw each one emerge. I haven't had much time to do more than give them a good glance until we got ready to plant them. As the leaves began to unfold from their travels, it was like a kaleidoscope of color.
Thank you so much for sharing these beauties. I can't wait to see how they fare over the winter this year in the greenhouse. Coleus is the only thing we've ever had a problem keeping here in Southeast Texas. I told Connie that if she let them die, she'd have to answer not only to me, but to YOU as well. HAHAHAHA She's a good plant mama, so I don't foresee any problems.
Love your Coleus salad. The basket idea works really well and with your green thumb AND a greenhouse, I'm sure they will be ready come spring. Good Luck!
I was thinking the same thing, Dr. TA.
Ooohhh, Dr. Janet, what gorgeous babies you have. I, too, am lucky enough to have cuttings from Colui Specialist, Dr. Brinda. I was able to photo them, but still have to get my cord to the camera. I will soon and we will revive The New Babies thread. I would like to keep it up, especially since you are here, so new lovers after us can see the trials and errors. It will help me as well, since you are such a great DR. Please keep you progress updated, if possible. I am going to start a second thread, as I didn't realize how long this one is.
Ladies and Gentleman, please follow me to the new wing of The Coleus Care Center. This was made possible by the wonderful donors of the Coleus Chatter Thread, so I have dedicated the new wing to them. The name will be......drum roll please.....tatatatatatatata
THE BLUE COLEUS BRANCH
Colui Specialist, Dr. Brinda
Thanks for the complement Traci.....but Sidney would be the specialist here. She's got all the tricks of the trade. Unless somehow Chris shows his lovely face around here!! Hmmmmmm? Chris? Where are you?
OK there are five dots (periods) after Traci and I'm wondering if they will be there when I come back to read. They're always there when I preview then disappear when I come back. LOL