Blooming Japanese Giant + Forsythia Cuttings

Although it was not as warm today as yesterday, I took some of my plants outside to start hardening them off and get them under some natural light.

I noticed that one of the Coleus that I just received (Coleus ‘Japanese Giant’) is already starting to bloom. Something tells me that I’ll have to keep a watchful eye on this plant so it doesn’t flower until the end of the season.

Japanese Giant Already Blooming

I took cuttings from Forsythia branches that one of my coworker had, dipped the cuts in rooting hormone, and placed it in 50/50 potting soil & perlite. I then used clear drinking cups to act as mini greenhouses.

Forsythia Cuttings

Hopefully in a few year, I’ll have blooms like this.