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Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Last fall we were just three baby cuttings, sitting snug in the basement. But look how we have grown since then.

We are almost 32 inches tall.

Our family is increasing. Here is the first new Coleus Glennis which started off as a cutting as we did. However this one has been rooted in water, whereas we were started in potting mix.

The rooting method does not seem to make much difference as we all developed nice healthy root systems.

And now, as of this morning, we have three more new members joining our family. It won't be long before they too, have lovely roots, then will be potted up as we were.


Hocking Hills Gardener said...

How pretty Jennifer!
I am hit miss on the water rooting. Sometimes I get roots and sometimes the stems just rot. I can see why you kept that beauty going though.

Becca's Dirt said...

Love coleus. Yours are beautiful. Its great coleus are so easy to root.

Stacie Shepp said...

Love how you embrace and refer to your plants as part of your family!

Bernie said...

This is why I so love Coleus ... you have an endless supply of plants! Well done ... you've got some lovely new babies there.

Darla said...

Have some cuttings rooting as I type.

Northern Shade said...

Your coleus farm is doing well. :) You will be lots of beautiful foliage for pots and garden beds now.

Anonymous said...

I don't know why but I just don't have much luck rooting Coleus. I've got several planted up that were rooted but they're just sitting there whining about God knows what.

Yours, on the other hand look fabulous, Jennifer. Nice going.

Sorry I've been away so long.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Oh, I forgot you can root coleus. I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for the reminder, and good look at those roots.