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  • in reply to: Charlene a ? for you #5342565 Report Abuse
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    I have never saved seed from coleus since I always try to keep them deadheaded….maybe I will try that next year.  Some of the coleus I pictured never do go to seed.  I checked out some of the “specialty” coleus seed at Swallowtail and they are 10 seeds for $4….yipes…..that makes you pray that every seed grows.  I know now why I do cuttings.


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    in reply to: Chit Chat Friday Jan 23 #5342563 Report Abuse
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    Donna…prayers that those injections will help your pain!  It must be a helpless feeling to not have use of either hand…especially when it is because of pain.  I hope the surgery is successful…..and thanks to Rick for being your “right hand man”….or is he lefthanded?  Charlene


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    in reply to: Chit Chat Friday Jan 23 #5342535 Report Abuse
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    Julie…chicken manure should be composted for 1 yr before used in a garden…..it is very high in nitrogen and can burn your plants.  Just thought I’d share that.  How was your 1st night back to garden club?  Did you learn a lot about roses?  Charlene


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    in reply to: Charlene a ? for you #5342533 Report Abuse
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    Kathy…that is a sun coleus that I got from Lair a few years ago.  It will also grow in shade or part sun, but gets it’s most color in sun.  I had a good picture of it, but I deleted it when I was under the influence of pain meds in the hospital….lol.

    IF….you are looking for more coleus, I happen to have a few with your name on them.

    These do well in sun, part shade or shade

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    These do best in mostly shade….they have smaller leaves and they actually trail rather than grow upright

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    I have plenty of coleus….I am taking cuttings from cuttings….lol. I have a few that I don’t have pictures to share….once again, the pain meds.   Charlene

     


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    Janet…..good tip, but I have a question….how do you write on them?

    Kathy….I so wish I had clothesline poles….but they went down when our huge tree fell and we never replaced them.  I am sure the blooming vine makes them invisible in the summer months.

    Gayle…I love the old lamp shade tip….I have old lamp shades in the attic and I have several plants that need a “collar” to hold them up….I will use that tip for sure!


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    in reply to: Chit Chat Friday Jan 23 #5342430 Report Abuse
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    Another day, another dollar.  I knocked off at about 4:30 today.  I was hand sewing on a white chair and pricked my finger with the needle.  I learned a long time ago, to back away from the white chairs when you are bleeding….so I just decided to come home.

    I started a load of laundry.  Now that I am back to work my clothes actually get dirty, so a few things needed to be pretreated.  I will wash them tomorrow.

    Guess what????  I see several things peeking up in the tray of seeds I started Tuesday night….it must have been the right time of the moon.  At this rate, I can probably start another tray on Sunday.  tomorrow I hope to do some transplanting.  I may have to dig my lights out.  We haven’t had enough sun to give the seedlings good light in my windows, so they may need the light option.

    Stella….I don’t start any of my seeds in the GH…..nor do I put my seedlings in there.  It gets into the upper 30s (3.3C) or lower 40s (5.5C) at night, and seeds won’t germinate at those temps and most seedlings don’t like temps that cold.  I am fortunate to have many south windows in our house.

    Not sure what I will do the rest of the night.  Charlene


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    in reply to: Friday's "What's for Supper?" Jan. 23, 2015 #5342413 Report Abuse
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    That is a loaded question, Eva….lol. I think I am going to go and have wings with Charlie tonight.   Charlene


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    Gayle…someone may read them that doesn’t know them…never assume we all know….lol.  Charlene


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    Abey…I love those white vinca!  I hope that my pink profusion seeds from Leroy are that color…very pretty.  I have the orange profusion that I originally got from you.  Glad to see you posting pictures.  How are you doing since your move?  Have you acclimated to your new home?  I am sure you enjoy seeing your family more.  Charlene


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    Tina…how ingenious of you to use the egg cartons….if you needed them higher yet, you could close the egg cartons.  I also have used the cut up blinds for markers….and yes, one blind makes many markers!

    Stella….it really does work great!  I can’t remember where I bought it, though.

    Melissa…veggie garden tips are fine….I am not troubled with cut worms, but I am glad that worked for you to stop them!

    I will post a garden tip that Lair shared with me.  He cuts the bottom out of coffee cans (the old cans work best, but you can also do this with the plastic ones)  When you set out tender plants put the coffee can around them until they harden off…..be sure to put the cut side down.  If there is a frost warning, you can put the cover on the can and protect them from the frost.  Charlene


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    in reply to: How do I do this? #5342395 Report Abuse
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    Mary…I actually have had “gently used diapers”…well, actually they were pullups.  Before DGS was night time potty trained, they put pullups on him.  If they were dry in the morning, DDIL threw them in a bag for me to use for pots….now that sounds like I am really cheap, doesn’t it?  LOL  Charlene


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    Janet….not sure if Lair will check back, but his flower is a clematis.  Charlene


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    in reply to: How do I do this? #5342292 Report Abuse
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    I use diapers in the bottom of my larger containers, but I don’t cut them up.  The diaper stops the water from just running through the dry plant.

    This video shows basically how to make your own moisture control soil.  I tried the moisture control soil one year and hated it.  It did not let the plants dry out between waterings, so it resulted in yellow leaves and fewer blooms.  I know some like it, but I don’t….JMO.  Charlene


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    in reply to: Oh Charlene, got a * few * questions for you #5342291 Report Abuse
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    Karen…I would wait a while before starting the amaranthus and the starflower….I started mine in March last year.  I don’t remember about the starflower seed, but I do recall they are quite large, so maybe that is the seed????  CRS.

    The lantana should be started now.  I started mine last year in January.  Leave the black on, but soak the seeds for 24 rs prior to planting.  They take a long time to germinate.  Last year I had a few up within a week and some took 6 weeks…..patience, my friend.

    I know there is a lot of bookwork that goes along with seed planting…it is not just throwing seeds in dirt like some people think….lol.  Charlene


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    Steve…what a beautiful columbine!  I have seeds to grow more, but I think I will wait and direct sow them outdoors, since they won’t bloom this year anyway,

    Gayle…I started a couple of those from Ron, but never got to see blooms.  Even with extra protection they did not survive last winter.

    Janet….I am so envious that you have things growing already…..I have to wait 3 months or more to see that here.

    Tina…..I also grow zebrina.  Here it does not come back from the mother plant, but it does reseed itself.  It is a Malva.

    This is Zebrina’s brother….Mystic Merlin.

     


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