Thursday, August 1, 2013

Garden journal: Coleus around my patio

Coleus are thriving in my patio. Instead of flowers, I prefer to plant coleus in my patio because they look beautiful from spring to fall without requiring much care other than watering. To keep the coleus bushy, you need to pinch off the flowers regularly and fertilize them once or twice during the summer.

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  1. wow how very very beautiful! I'm over from French Country Cottage party, and I love coleus too, and they look absolutely amazing when you have the variety in size leaf and colors as you do! Fantastic!

  2. You truly have a green thumb! Beautiful coleus and so many varieties.

  3. You have a green thumb and your coleus look gorgeous. HPS! Enjoy your weekend :)

  4. Wonderful coleus.

    Lovely to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper