Beating the Heat: Coleus

This year I fell in love with just about every coleus I saw. I didn’t buy one of each like I wanted to, but I did buy several of them! And, I am so glad I did. They are beating the heat like no other. Having such hot dry conditions this year has made me more than appreciate the plants that can take the heat and still look amazing!

Some are bushy and some trail. We have one on our front porch that is 3′ x 3′! Some I have in containers, some in the ground and some are in a window box. All of them are doing great! If you follow my blog you know that we have been without rain for 7 weeks now. Even though I water, many plants are showing great signs of stress.

But not the coleus! Here they are…

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Today Was a Perfect Spring Day

Today was a perfect spring day in my garden! Things got started with sunshine, then we moved to a beautiful spring rain storm complete with thunder and a tiny bit of hail. And, now we are having a very big finish with ground fog.

If you know me, you know I LOVE fog and I especially love ground fog in the garden–makes everything more enchanting. See…

My Rose Garden: March 17, 2012

Here is my rose garden today. The roses are already beginning to show REAL growth. This is about 4 weeks early. But, an early spring … that is more than okay with me!

You will see several blank spaces … those space will soon be filled with roses from Wayside, Edmunds, David Austin, Rosemania, Heirloom Roses and Roses of Yesterday.

Don’t look too closely at the pond, my husband says it is not “ready” yet BUT the way the frogs have been croaking lately, they are very happy with it.

So far the roses on my 2012 list are:

  • Lady Ash
  • The Grande Dame
  • Julia Child
  • Eden
  • Mary Rose
  • Cupcake Minis
  • Reine De Violette
  • Roseraie de L Hay

Are you adding any roses this year to your garden?