Wednesday, May 09, 2007

I am wild and crazy about my Coleus.



OK I know, I am overdoing my posting about Coleus, but they are for this year my favorite plant. I am growing them all over my garden and the color and contrast it gives the garden is fantastic. This past year our winter was very mild so all my plants came thru and I didn’t loose one.




The best thing about Coleus is how easy they are to propagate from a small cutting you can have a beautiful plant in weeks.



Some of my plants take a hit from the afternoon Florida sun. That is why I am putting many in containers and moving them to areas of the garden where they get some shade.




The flowers are not that attractive so I remove them to get better looking leaves ( the reason why we own Coleus)



Except for this one, the flowers are as good looking as the plant.

3 comments:

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Wow, what a collection of very colourful plants! I wish I could grow them outside in my garden too!

Jeanette said...

Hi Rusty, I just love the colours of your Coleus and looks like the secret is to pinch the flower outto bush them up im going to try get some next season and try that.

Rebecca said...

Hi Dragonfly Garden! My name is Rebecca and I am new to gardening in zone 10b on Pine Island in St James City, FL. I want to plant coleus as well (in fact, I bought some today!), but I don't want them to get too big. What would you suggest I do to keep them in check? Thanks for your help!
All The Best,
Rebecca D Lee
rebecca@intramedia.net