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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Sep 18, 2012 6:49 PM CST
We spent a week in Florida with temps in the upper 80s. We returned home Sunday night to cold weather! It's way too early for this here! Low tonight is to be 44°.

I hadn't done any coleus cuttings yet. I didn't even have my potting mix. So today I went out an got a compressed bale of Pro-Mix. I started doing cuttings, but still have more to do. I hope the plants will wait for me before turning mushy.

Has everyone else done cuttings?

Karen
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Sep 18, 2012 8:16 PM CST
I will start next week but only the ones that did well for me. Not going to take as many this year, too much work. I wan't to order some new ones from RD in the spring.
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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Sep 19, 2012 3:16 AM CST

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I have not either.. been thinking about it for a week now though... we came close a couple of nights.. can't stress about it... hopefully by the weekend
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Sep 19, 2012 5:05 AM CST
Yikes! It's 43°.

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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Sep 19, 2012 6:14 PM CST

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oh no.. that's not good .. I will hope you are still good in the AM
Name: Julia
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springcolor
Sep 19, 2012 6:20 PM CST
43!! is that nornal for this time of year. You inspired me to take a few cuttings today. Kiwi fern, Cracklin rosie, Dappled Apple, Pinapple ??. Hard to see those beauties go.
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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Sep 19, 2012 6:30 PM CST

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it is depressing.. even though I am enjoying the cooler weather
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Sep 19, 2012 7:23 PM CST
I did 2 trays of cuttings. That's probably it for me this year.

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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Sep 19, 2012 8:44 PM CST

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guess I didn't want any of the ones on the left side anyway Thumbs down walked out to this ... this morning.. yeah we had some bad winds yesterday
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Name: Julia
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springcolor
Sep 19, 2012 9:27 PM CST
When I looked at the pictures thought the van hit your plants.
Did you get cuttings from them?
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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Sep 20, 2012 3:51 AM CST
I'm sorry Allison. Sad

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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Sep 20, 2012 3:56 AM CST

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had to go to work.. so no I didn't... but the one side is trashed.. the rest are ok... 43 here now too
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Sep 20, 2012 3:56 AM CST
Its 42* now with expected hi of 74*
I took in a Alocasia.
I wont be doing cuttings.Its just too much fussing and watering for 9 months.
Many of my containers are perennial so I can afford to buy coleus next season.

I expect the deck will look pretty droopy after last night.Its too dark to see right now.
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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Sep 20, 2012 4:01 AM CST

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yeah ... any day now
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Sep 20, 2012 4:25 AM CST
Nights are cold here, in the 40s, but with bright sunny days in the 70s. Just perfect early fall days.

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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Sep 20, 2012 4:49 AM CST

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yes I love these temps
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Sep 22, 2012 5:24 AM CST
Possible frost tomorrow morning with a low of 38°. I'm glad I got a few cuttings done. I just don't see the coleus lasting through these cold nights.

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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Sep 22, 2012 5:33 AM CST
I took a few last pics a few days ago. I don't think I posted them.
I love how the trailers spill over the walkway.
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In fact, by this time of year, they almost swallow the walkway
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Karen
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Sep 22, 2012 7:29 AM CST

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they do look so nice Karen.. so sad when they go
Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Sep 22, 2012 10:17 AM CST


Karen, what lovely plantings.

I especially like the pink one by the steps, do you know it's name?

I do hope they come back for you.

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