Coleus forum: My Coleus for 2014

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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
Kaspar-scourge of daylily seedlings
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Gleni
Jan 8, 2014 6:07 PM CST
Part1. I thought I would show you where I have got to with Coleus. The cat is extra. So many of the cuttings are moving on well. They are all noids (?) except for one.

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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
Kaspar-scourge of daylily seedlings
Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
Plays in the sandbox Cactus and Succulents Garden Photography Hybridizer Composter Sedums
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Gleni
Jan 8, 2014 6:30 PM CST
Part 2.
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Part 3 to come.
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Jan 10, 2014 5:17 AM CST

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such a great sight coming out of our deep freeze!! Hurray!
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
Kaspar-scourge of daylily seedlings
Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
Plays in the sandbox Cactus and Succulents Garden Photography Hybridizer Composter Sedums
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Gleni
Jan 10, 2014 5:54 AM CST
Thank you Allison. There are so many. I try to keep 3 of each cultivar going at once at different ages. However, many of the clippings take root that I leave about.
I am also trying to do some decorative pots a-la Jo Ann. These I am just starting. The ibis have been a pain using their long beaks to search the potting material for worms and insects. Sometimes they just decide to remove all the leaves....
I have to try good shade on some of these, too, to see what they look like without so much sun. I haven't got used to matching colours and, next, they are different because of where I put the pots.

Part 3.

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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jan 10, 2014 6:56 AM CST
Your coleus displays are great!
I just ordered some mixed seeds,
and will try to grow them for our summer containers.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jan 11, 2014 4:43 AM CST
nice collection
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Jan 11, 2014 10:52 AM CST

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always amazes me to see the difference in different exposures
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Jan 11, 2014 12:56 PM CST
Last April we had 4' wide bluestone paths laid by the old daylily gardens at one side of the house. I used mainly coleus to line the paths. They were ultra fantastic so I potted many up to hold over and last night took at least 100 cuttings. I'll keep doing that until I'm done and I'll definitely have enough for this year! I love that the deer won't touch them. We humans have to win a battle now and then.

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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
Kaspar-scourge of daylily seedlings
Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
Plays in the sandbox Cactus and Succulents Garden Photography Hybridizer Composter Sedums
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Gleni
Jan 11, 2014 2:51 PM CST
That looks wonderful Arlene!
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Jan 11, 2014 2:58 PM CST
Thanks. I'm back taking cuttings again on this rainy afternoon.
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Jan 12, 2014 6:00 AM CST

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it was a good day for it.. Arlene always does a wonderful job with her garden.. tranquil and beautiful
Name: Jean
Fleming Island, FL (Zone 9a)
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qwilter
Jan 12, 2014 6:45 AM CST
Just discovered the Coleus forum a few weks ago & skimmed thru 2013. You all have some beautiful plants.
When I lived in HI 20+years back I had Coleus "trees" outside my front door. They were amazing. I kept pinching off the blooms & they kept getting fuller & taller.
I'm not good on the "real" names. I do keep the tags but they tend to get burried under the plants. Every year i say I'm going to get better at recording what I have.......maybe this year!!!!

We had an unusually bad freeze (worst nite was 27 for over 12 hrs) last week. I have a "watermellon" coleus. Grows low to the ground and spreads out. Small leaves w/curly edge. I took cuttings & then dumped 2 bags of leaves on top of the center of the plant. I am happy to report the center of the plant seems to be fine. The 2 other NOIDs I have I coverd with lg trash cans. Not sure of their fate (but I have cuttings). They dropped their leaves but the stems appear to be OK. Time will tell.
Blessed are the Quilters for they are the Piecemakers.
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Jan 12, 2014 9:36 AM CST

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best of luck with them.. I know here.. it doesn't take much to get them
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Jan 12, 2014 12:35 PM CST
Thanks, Allison.

I did another 200 yesterday and have more to do but the motivation is gone for today.
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
Kaspar-scourge of daylily seedlings
Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
Plays in the sandbox Cactus and Succulents Garden Photography Hybridizer Composter Sedums
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Gleni
Feb 8, 2014 6:24 PM CST
This appeared in one of my pot plants as a little plant. It apparently must have got there by seed. But it matches none of the many plants I have. Can new cultivars just happen in one's garden?

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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
Feb 8, 2014 9:13 PM CST

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I have had that one before.. name is fleeting me right now. it will come to me
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Feb 8, 2014 9:34 PM CST
New cultivars can happen in a garden, right?
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
Feb 9, 2014 4:51 AM CST

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I am not an expert.. but I know it wouldn't happen in my environment.. too slow growing and it's too cold here.. I don't see why not in Glen's warm temps
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
Feb 9, 2014 8:51 AM CST
You're right. I guess if we missed a coleus flower that went to seed early in the season, it might be possible. We have many coleuses at the kitchen window but one keep sending up flowers and I keep removing them and cutting it back. It's done it since September.

Took even more cuttings during the week. They're all doing so well.
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Feb 10, 2014 4:43 AM CST

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always great to hear!!

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