The Message Bean has sprouted its first leaves.
I planted two more Coleus pots. One contains ‘Red Ruffles‘ (new plant), ‘Unknown Speckled Green‘ (found cutting) and ‘Trailing Rose Frost‘ (overwintered cutting).
Once I got home, I hurried to plant some pots before it got too late. This is what I planted:
Coleus pot #13: (The orange pot) ‘Sedona’, ‘Rustic Orange’ and ‘Copper Splash’
Coleus pot #14: ‘Purple Oak’
Coleus pot #15: ‘Pineapple Prince’ and ‘Pineapple’
Coleus pot #16: ‘Alabama Sunset’
Coleus pot #17: ‘Amora’
and 2 more non-Coleus pots, but I’m spacing and can’t think of the combinations. I’ll check tommorrow…
This is one of my Coleus from last year (2005). This was a tall Coleus that tried to bloom as much as it could.
I took cuttings of this to overwinter and it survived at work, but the main stem recently started to die and all I was left with were the small tips.
I cut the remaining tips off and those are now in ICU at home under growlights. They look like they may make it.
I just noticed that this photo was taken last year on Thanksgiving. It’s colors are very autumn-esque.
This morning I did a lot of weeding in the vegetable beds. I pulled out the spent Snap Peas and the bolting Lettuce. I also cut away the dead or dying leaves on the bottom part of the Cucumbers and Tomatoes.
The Kentucky Wonder Pole Beans and Tendergreen Bush Bean are both doing well. They are actually growing better than the Bataw that my mom transplanted.
My grandma, aunts, uncle and cousin came by and came over in the afternoon and we all gathered in the garden checking out the plants and picking fruits (pears, peaches and plums).
I potted the Coleus “Pineapple” and “Copper Splash” cutting which I took on the 27th. It took about 12 days for these to root. I also took cutting of Coleus “Wild Lime (mistagged)” and “Gay’s Delight”.
In the front yard, I cut down the spent Gladiola stalks and removed all the dead leaves off the Yucca which has grown so big.
All in all, I think I collect six 5-gallon pots full of leaves and spent flower for the compost pile.
Yesterday (Saturday), I made a trip to Berkeley Horticultural Nursery for the first time. It is the biggest nursery I’ve ever seen. They have wonderful plants, many that I never seen before. The staff is very helpful and friendly, and they had a lot of free literature for Bay Area planting.
Of course, I had to get some plants… and guess what most of them are… Yup, more Coleus. Below is a photo of my purchases.
(top left) Coleus “Palisandra Black”
(middle) Coleus “Pineapple”
(top right) Coleus “Copper Splash”
(bottom left) Fuchsia Hybrid “Autumnale”
(bottom right) Coleus “Peter Wonder”