Monday, October 8, 2012

Coleus Cuttings

It was such a short ago that these tender plants were transplanted from 4 inch pots into larger containers in the garden. They've grown many times in size over the course of the Summer, and well into the early Fall, when they seem to thrive in the cooler days and nights. Now it's just a question of time before the first frost wipes them out, and so it is time to collect cuttings to winter-over plants for next year.

3 comments:

Paul Jung said...

It doesn't seem that long ago when summer started. There's certainly a resignation that winter is not too far away, sigh... Maybe that's the reason why I haven't thrown out my potato vines yet!

Barry Parker said...

Hi Paul,
Looking on the bright side, this is a great time of year to be editing planting and moving things around.

cheryl said...

Coleus was amazing this year. I had two plants in back of planters and they grew 4' high spreading nearly 3' wide. Unfortunately they were kissed by the frost this week before I could take cuttings, next year :)