Tuesday, June 8, 2010

गर्द Gardener's Delight Spring 2010




Top picture is the real thing....My very own setting: Coleus and Dusty Miller (4" potting) We'll see how the summer progresses.... see how they grow!!!







Coleus blumei Hybrid - Lamiaceae
Coleus is one of only a few species with members that can thrive in sun or shade.
Provided with reasonable soil, fertilizer, and regularly watered, coleus will flourish in a garden during the summer or indoors on a windowsill or a greenhouse all year long.
They are notoriously susceptible to cold weather, and outdoors they will die with the first frost

You can also take cuttings of dusty miller, severing 3 in (7.6 cm) long stems from the mother plant. The feltlike covering on the stems inhibits root formation, so gently scrape the felt off the lower inch of the cutting with a sharp knife. Bury the scraped part of the stem in sandy potting soil, making sure to firm the soil around the stem. Moisten the soil around the cuttings when you first insert them, but don't water again until the soil is dry. They should make roots and be ready to transplant into the garden in 3 to 4 weeks.

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