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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Oct 2, 2011 7:34 PM CST
Juli that coleus is stunning. Do you know what lighting conditions it takes to have the intense color?
Name: Juli
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daylily
Oct 2, 2011 7:40 PM CST
No I don't. The nursery I was at is owned by a guy that is supposed to be pretty famous for his coleus breeding - Chris Baker. I took this image in their sales greenhouse. I used to go past this place on my way home from work at night (2nd shift - so 1 p.m.) , and I never saw any lights on in the greenhouses.

Here is a shot of one of the benches of coleus - maybe you can tell from this about the lighting. They probably have 4 benches like this in spring. I remember on DG there were people who came from Florida in a van to get a co-op order from Chris.

Edited to add - sorry the photo is sideways! It shows up right side up in my photo viewer and I didn't think to do a preview.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 2, 2011 7:47 PM CST
So they must get nice bright light all day. Wonder what time he turns the lights on?
I will have to try that one next spring. Thank you for posting the photo. : )
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
May 4, 2012 5:20 PM CST
daylily said:No I don't. The nursery I was at is owned by a guy that is supposed to be pretty famous for his coleus breeding - Chris Baker. I took this image in their sales greenhouse. I used to go past this place on my way home from work at night (2nd shift - so 1 p.m.) , and I never saw any lights on in the greenhouses.

Here is a shot of one of the benches of coleus - maybe you can tell from this about the lighting. They probably have 4 benches like this in spring. I remember on DG there were people who came from Florida in a van to get a co-op order from Chris.

Edited to add - sorry the photo is sideways! It shows up right side up in my photo viewer and I didn't think to do a preview.
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
May 4, 2012 5:22 PM CST
Gorgeous pic! (big pic)

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Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


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