Thursday, December 24, 2009

Coleus in my Garden

I guess I will have to concede defeat there – Regular blogging is not easy. I got irregular with posting a number of times in the past, but now becoming irregular has become a regular feature and I feel that regular blogging is not a choice one makes, it’s in the genes. Anyway no more tall claims about getting regular now, I will just stay cool about the regularity issue. Thankfully, tending to plants is not a victim of bloggers’ block. One can be lax in her blogging rituals but the plants keep receiving their due attention. Just like a human baby, who with her innocent look ensures that she remains the centre of attraction, nature has made the plants so beautiful that it is well neigh impossible to neglect them. Foliage plants, like this coleus, hold good hopes of giving the look to a garden during the frigid weather, which lasts here for around a month from December end till January last. The leaves in various wonderful shades of the coleus family keep changing their color tone and in a fortnight they will be the ones providing a colorful ambience, when rest everything will wear a denuded forlorn look. Besides, coleus are a typically no fuss plants: just plant the cuttings, water them…rest is managed by Mother Nature. I wanted to have a coleus dominated landscape this winter providing a nice change from the usual chrysanthemum abundance, but was too lazy to do so…maybe next time.

13 comments:

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Your coleus look so wonderful. I really like the green with purple variegation's in it. Pretty.

Kanak7 said...

Beautiful coleus! And interesting foliage to keep the garden alive in this season.

Have a wonderful holiday season! And all good wishes for the coming year!

Sunita said...

Lovely! Coleus are so individualistic arent they? No one is like the next. And sometimes its almost a lifesaver to not have to scramble for flowers that are in bloom when expecting guests and want to show off the garden!
Here's wishing you a wonderful gardening year ahead. And I hope you get enough time off to blog more too ;)

Muhammad khabbab said...

great looking coleus. It shows how important feature foliage is.

Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen said...

Dear Green Thumb, you are not the only one who's been less than regular with blogging. Life happens and we find ourselves without the time to blog.

Love those pretty coleus of yours. My mother used to grow them in pots on the windowsill.

Seasons greetings and the very best for the New Year.

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Layanee said...

Happy New Year to you. Blogging does have to take the back seat to life at times doesn't it? Love the coleus. Just snow cover here right now but I am enjoying the inside garden.

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Ever Green Tree said...

We just had a Coleus n Mum Flower show here in Lko recently.... Ur coleus look just as good....:)
Very nice n healthy mix of foliage!

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Julie said...

Your coleus collection is grand! Love all of the beautiful shapes, textures, and glowing colors!!! So nice for dreary winter! Excellent idea, actually! I may take this up myself...at least on my front porch...just stock up on all I can find to cheer my front door! :)

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