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Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
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stilldew
Jun 11, 2015 12:12 PM CST
This is the first week we have really had enough heat to get the coleus growing, so mine aren't very large yet, but I do see some growth. Many of these are cuttings saved over winter inside.

The front of the tower.
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The tower back.

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Front porch containers.

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Driveway pots.
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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Jun 12, 2015 4:01 AM CST

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oh I am so jealous.. love your babies!!! Lovey dubby
Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
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stilldew
Jun 12, 2015 9:08 AM CST
Thanks. Coleus seem to be one of the easiest pot plants for me to grow. Plus I like that they are easy to overwinter. I had enough to give to a few friends too.
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Jun 12, 2015 5:15 PM CST
I am jealous too. Hilarious!

I wish they were easy for me to overwinter. I kill most of them every winter. This year I brought in a combo pot that survived and I was surprised. When I take cuttings and try to keep them over the winter I am good until about March then they slowly die. Hilarious!
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Jun 13, 2015 4:21 AM CST

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it happens.. that's for sure
Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
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stilldew
Jun 13, 2015 11:01 AM CST
I take cuttings in early fall. Stick them in 3"pots with good potting soil and let the sit outside until it gets too cold. By that time they have rooted. I keep them in a South facing window and by early spring most are getting leggy, so I take cuttings from the cuttings and start them in ore 3" pots. About a third do die overwinter, probably because I often forget to water enough.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Jun 13, 2015 2:37 PM CST
I hold them over winter on the (enclosed, unheated) porch, starting with August/September cuttings in small pots. By February I'm taking cuttings for the coleus I use to edge the Bluestone Walk and by late May they have to leave the house so I can find my sanity. They only get water when they are newly potted. During winter I water very infrequently and they're in very sunny windows. I've lost too many in the past due to too much water. When they begin to droop, I water.
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Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Lilies Irises Cat Lover Dog Lover
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stilldew
Jun 13, 2015 3:12 PM CST
Love that bluestone walk. Don't think I've ever seen that part of your garden Arlene. Coleus work so well there.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Jun 13, 2015 3:31 PM CST
Thanks. The coleus are such a nice, colorful, carefree plant for the edges.
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Jun 14, 2015 4:32 AM CST

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looks fabby as always Pirl.. your DL are just starting to bloom btw.. knock on wood the deer haven't touched them
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Jun 14, 2015 8:41 AM CST
Thanks, Allison. Glad to hear your dl's are about to bloom. We have lots of scapes but no big buds but the deer are patiently waiting. They have gotten the buds on my earliest bloomer! I have a few protected but there's no way to protect them all. At least I do have all the rear gardens, around the patio/terrace protected with deer fencing and the miserable deer haven't leaped in...yet. I'll be thrilled to see all the Asiatic lilies bloom! This is just one spot with them.
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Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Jun 20, 2015 3:25 PM CST
Yes the deer must do a nightly check and wait for the buds to get big enough to make a nice big tasty meal. I have a couple I have never seen bloom yet. I will move them this year.

I get a double whammy. The rabbits snack when the leaves start to emerge then the deer come by and eat the buds.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Jun 20, 2015 4:02 PM CST
We share the same double whammy!

I have many, on the outside of the protected garden, that the rabbits get. I think the mother rabbits train the young ones how to eat lily leaves there. I'll have to pot them all up and put them in a safety zone so I can see them bloom. Some I've never seen bloom, Cinta, so I know how you feel.
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Jun 21, 2015 9:00 PM CST
Oh you feel my pain. It is so hard gardening with critters just waiting to spoil my hard work.
Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
Jun 22, 2015 10:10 PM CST
This was taken at my sister's neighborhood when I visited her today.

Had some pretty colored ones few years ago - chocolate mint, inky fingers & others which I can remember the names; they all faded away😔

God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars. ~Author unknown, commonly attributed to Martin Luther
Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Lilies Irises Cat Lover Dog Lover
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stilldew
Jun 23, 2015 1:06 AM CST
I like the bright pink in that one.

Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Jun 24, 2015 1:26 AM CST
A few of mine filling in. Such warm weather here, unusually warm.
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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hummingbirder Region: New Jersey Dog Lover
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Onewish1
Jun 24, 2015 3:43 AM CST

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looking good!!! Hurray!
Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Lilies Irises Cat Lover Dog Lover
Heucheras Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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stilldew
Jun 24, 2015 5:30 AM CST
So much color! Love them.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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springcolor
Jun 24, 2015 9:04 AM CST
Thank You! That's just why I love coleus, shows color all the time, nonstop.
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