All About Coleus: Wonderful article !

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All About Coleus

By goldfinch4
March 1, 2012

If you’re looking for non-stop color in your gardens and containers that will last your entire growing season, consider planting coleus – the plant that can quickly show big results.

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Name: Linda
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quietyard
Mar 1, 2012 1:47 PM CST
I just started growing Coleus a couple years ago and am hooked ! Thumbs up They do well here in Arizona in pots and provide the color we have so little of . Big Grin Loved your article and the photos.
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Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Mar 1, 2012 1:54 PM CST
Thanks Linda. Aren't they wonderful plants! Their foliage is every bit as pretty as a flower. Glad to hear they do well there too.
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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Mar 2, 2012 2:07 AM CST
Chris,
I loved your article and I have serious coleus envy! Green Grin!
I first was introduced to it when I managed a flower shop in northern Oklahoma. I kept it indoors as a house plant. Hurray!
Now, in Phoenix, I keep it protected in pots under the shade where they get small amounts of morning sun. I also have 5 pots in my bedroom all winter and they need trimming back but they love it there.

THANK YOU Chris!!! Lovey dubby
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Mar 2, 2012 2:38 AM CST
Thanks Becky! Other than the standard/topiary I made, I haven't kept any as houseplants. No room I guess. Whistling Didn't know you had managed a flower shop - how fun! Thumbs up
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Mar 3, 2012 12:33 PM CST
Chris, I managed two which is how I began my love of coleus! Green Grin!
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Mar 3, 2012 1:20 PM CST
Very cool! I think I'd spend half my paycheck in the store I worked at. Hilarious!
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Mar 5, 2012 8:35 AM CST
Just had a chance to read your article. Very timely, as I have a window sill full of over-wintered cuttings I should get into pots. I'll snip the tops off and pot 'em up today. Nice article to refer back to!
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goldfinch4
Mar 5, 2012 9:17 AM CST
Thanks Sandi! Fun to be able to overwinter them, isn't it!
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Bubbles
Mar 5, 2012 9:20 AM CST
I agree

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