Companion Planting forum: A combo I like

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Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
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freedombel
Feb 13, 2015 4:02 PM CST
I love the contrast of real red Coleus planted along with Dusty Millers, always pretty, and they both grow about as tall,
here in Nebraska I actually had Dusty Miller come up again the next year, I think maybe because it was in a protected
area and LOL, by the dryer vent.
You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because they have roses!
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Feb 13, 2015 5:54 PM CST
That sounds like a neat combo to grow.
Here they are both annuals.
They would be nice together in a container.
Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
Always room to plant one more!
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freedombel
Feb 13, 2015 7:01 PM CST
They are annuals here as well, except that one year last season the Dusty Millers came up and looked great. Yes,
is is a beautiful color combo.
You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because they have roses!
Name: Ric Sanders
Dover, Pa. (Zone 6b)
And his children Are his flowers ..
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Eric4home
Feb 14, 2015 12:17 PM CST
I always liked red geraniums with dusty miller, always a striking contrast, especially the old red perfection series of cutting geraniums.
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Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
Always room to plant one more!
Cat Lover Birds Region: Nebraska Butterflies Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Level 1
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freedombel
Feb 14, 2015 1:33 PM CST
Eric4home said:I always liked red geraniums with dusty miller, always a striking contrast, especially the old red perfection series of cutting geraniums.

That sounds like a good idea as well, thanks.

You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because they have roses!
Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
Always room to plant one more!
Cat Lover Birds Region: Nebraska Butterflies Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Level 1
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freedombel
Feb 14, 2015 2:06 PM CST
Found a picture I took this summer of the combo:

Thumb of 2015-02-14/freedombel/46b94f

You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because they have roses!
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Feb 14, 2015 2:33 PM CST
Nice!
They go with the red pelargoniums too!

I like red pelargoniums with Artemesia Limelight too.
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Name: Ric Sanders
Dover, Pa. (Zone 6b)
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Eric4home
Feb 14, 2015 2:46 PM CST
I like dustys in my patio boxes by the pool as well. I have a large one the GH I was going to try and take cuttings from.
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Feb 14, 2015 2:51 PM CST
Good idea to take cuttings.
Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
Always room to plant one more!
Cat Lover Birds Region: Nebraska Butterflies Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Level 1
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freedombel
Feb 14, 2015 3:05 PM CST
CarolineScott said:Nice!
They go with the red pelargoniums too!

I like red pelargoniums with Artemesia Limelight too.

I had to Google those, Geraniums I recognized the Artemesia I did not, I guess I have lots to learn here, I am not good at the
real names, just the common names of plants. Bet that would be pretty to do a grouping of reds with the Dusty Millers,
I am getting cabin fever, want it to be planting season...and here I best wait until the very end of April, last year on April
4th or so it snowed, I remember it was around my husband`s birthday week.

You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because they have roses!
Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
Always room to plant one more!
Cat Lover Birds Region: Nebraska Butterflies Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Level 1
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freedombel
Feb 14, 2015 3:08 PM CST
Eric4home said:I like dustys in my patio boxes by the pool as well. I have a large one the GH I was going to try and take cuttings from.


I had thought of taking cuttings last year, changed my mind because of the bad luck I had with so many attempts on the Coleus, so I threw in
the towel and decided just buy again...but good for you! I tip my hat to you.

You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because they have roses!
Name: Ric Sanders
Dover, Pa. (Zone 6b)
And his children Are his flowers ..
Region: Pennsylvania Dog Lover Cottage Gardener Ponds Garden Art Seed Starter
Keeper of Poultry Vegetable Grower Butterflies Birds Greenhouse Garden Ideas: Master Level
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Eric4home
Feb 16, 2015 8:39 AM CST
I have pretty good luck with cuttings, although I've used different mediums for different plants. I don't hardly ever start with water going straight to vermiculite, soil, sand, and Oasis for the tough to start ones. Oasis is the green foam used for cut flowers.
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Feb 16, 2015 9:11 AM CST
That is a new tip for me----using Oasis for cuttings!
Thank you!
Name: Ric Sanders
Dover, Pa. (Zone 6b)
And his children Are his flowers ..
Region: Pennsylvania Dog Lover Cottage Gardener Ponds Garden Art Seed Starter
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Eric4home
Feb 16, 2015 9:36 AM CST
Oasis works well for me when I'm starting Persian Shield, Strobilanthes dyerianus. It's the only way I've had success. It makes sense though, Oasis is designed to keep flowers fresher and in top shape longer, so I just experimented with cuttings.
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Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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lovesblooms
Mar 20, 2015 7:50 AM CST
What is Oasis normally used for? It's the first I've heard of it.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Mar 20, 2015 8:21 AM CST
As Eric says-it is the green foam blocks,--
which florists and flower arrangers use to keep the flowers moist and fresh longer.
Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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lovesblooms
Mar 20, 2015 9:15 AM CST
Ohhhhhhh... that is a good tip, thanks both of you.

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