Coleus forum: Front bed 2012

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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Jun 1, 2012 6:46 AM CST
Much like lasr year...
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Karen
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Jun 1, 2012 9:57 AM CST
Karen, Big Grin
Just beautiful!! I love your front bed, so many great colors. Will you post another when it fills in later in the summer. Smiling
So many of my favorites Heuchera , coleus!!
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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Jun 1, 2012 11:15 AM CST

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looking great my dear!!!
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Jun 1, 2012 1:15 PM CST
Thanks. Yes, I'll update photos later in summer.

Karen
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jun 3, 2012 2:56 AM CST
Karen what a treat for the neighbors!!.
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Jun 3, 2012 4:26 AM CST
Thanks. *Blush*

Karen
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Jul 21, 2012 4:55 PM CST
A few updated pictures which I took about a week ago. I've since yanked the overgrown, ratty-looking balsam. And the pot of purple monarda fried, and is now compost food.

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My garden is a royal mess this year. It has been too hot to do any maintenance. The coleus really look better than anything else. But it does have the advantage of several hours of shade from the tree in the hottest part of the afternoon.

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Name: Susan
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stilldew
Jul 21, 2012 9:12 PM CST
The coleus are looking great. Very pretty even with all the heat.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Jul 21, 2012 10:18 PM CST
I think your garden is amazing!! Wish my poor coleus looed like yours. The heuchera are beautiful.
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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Jul 22, 2012 4:23 AM CST
Thank you. Because that's the front of the house, I've really worked hard at keeping it well watered in this heat and drought. The back yard doesn't look too good. Sad Except for the crepe myrtle, which is beautiful.



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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Jul 22, 2012 4:34 AM CST

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doing great considering you haven't had rain forever!!!! Hurray! glad you were able to keep up with it.. is your garden tour cancelled this year?
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Jul 22, 2012 5:07 AM CST
I don't do a garden tour. I'm not that good a gardener!

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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Jul 22, 2012 6:37 AM CST

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oh sorry.. I thought your area did that
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Aug 12, 2012 4:57 AM CST
Updated photos, taken yesterday
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Verbena Homestead Purple has not fared well in this heat and drought
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Trailers have always done well lining the walkway
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Some Profusion zinnias
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And these impatiens have barely survived the heat/drought. They were lush and full of flowers a few weeks ago
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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Aug 12, 2012 5:06 AM CST

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considering your summer conditions.. they look fantastic!! Hurray! even the verbena I have in containers didn't do great this year .. I am still jealous you can grow coleus in the ground.. and they get so huge.. with the slugs here.. they wouldn't stand a chance.. been killing tons everyday.. so annoying!!
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter
Echinacea Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder
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kqcrna
Aug 12, 2012 5:14 AM CST
Slugs like wet conditions. We have NOT had wet! Everything is dry, drier, dryest! Some of the coleus have dried out and lost some leaves. But they grow new leaves and recover quickly. Not so with most of my other plants.

Worms like moist soil, too. In early spring, the uppermost layers of my soil are nice and moist and crawling with worms. Now, you can't find a drop of water anywhere but in the birdbath. And you'd have to dig deep to find worms.

Karen
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Aug 12, 2012 5:25 AM CST

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the shade is my downfall .. and that I water my containers well is a curse .. they are horrid this year!!! Grumbling
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Aug 12, 2012 5:58 AM CST
All my containers have fried this year, except petunias.
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Karen
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Aug 12, 2012 6:16 AM CST

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what a bummer.. but the petunias are very nice!!
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Aug 12, 2012 10:20 AM CST
Your front bed is looking good. Did I see a few Dragon Wing Begonias in there? The zinnias are really pretty. A friend of mine give me some of those, love the hot colors.
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