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Jun 11, 2015 12:12 PM CST
Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
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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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Jun 12, 2015 4:01 AM CST
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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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oh I am so jealous.. love your babies!!! Lovey dubby
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Jun 12, 2015 9:08 AM CST
Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
Cat Lover Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Heucheras Irises
Lilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies
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.
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Jun 12, 2015 5:15 PM CST
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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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!
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Jun 13, 2015 4:21 AM CST
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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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it happens.. that's for sure
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Jun 13, 2015 11:01 AM CST
Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
Cat Lover Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Heucheras Irises
Lilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies
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.
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Jun 13, 2015 2:37 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
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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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Jun 13, 2015 3:12 PM CST
Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
Cat Lover Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Heucheras Irises
Lilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies
Love that bluestone walk. Don't think I've ever seen that part of your garden Arlene. Coleus work so well there.
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Jun 13, 2015 3:31 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Thanks. The coleus are such a nice, colorful, carefree plant for the edges.
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Jun 14, 2015 4:32 AM CST
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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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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
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Jun 14, 2015 8:41 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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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Jun 20, 2015 3:25 PM CST
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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.
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Jun 20, 2015 4:02 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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.
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Jun 21, 2015 9:00 PM CST
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Oh you feel my pain. It is so hard gardening with critters just waiting to spoil my hard work.
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Jun 22, 2015 10:10 PM CST
Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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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😔
“For even the Son of Man/Jesus did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.””
‭‭Mark‬ ‭10:45‬ ‭
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Jun 23, 2015 1:06 AM CST
Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
Cat Lover Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Heucheras Irises
Lilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies
I like the bright pink in that one.
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Jun 24, 2015 1:26 AM CST
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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A few of mine filling in. Such warm weather here, unusually warm.
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Jun 24, 2015 3:43 AM CST
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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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looking good!!! Hurray!
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Jun 24, 2015 5:30 AM CST
Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
Cat Lover Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Heucheras Irises
Lilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies
So much color! Love them.
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Jun 24, 2015 9:04 AM CST
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Hydrangeas Photo Contest Winner 2018 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! Dog Lover Sempervivums Container Gardener Foliage Fan
Thank You! That's just why I love coleus, shows color all the time, nonstop.
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