Canada Garden: Coleus

Wednesday, September 14, 2011



It's about time to take cuttings of the coleus to overwinter.  And maybe the sweet potato vines too.   I remember one time when I was a little girl, I pulled up one of mammy's coleus just because I didn't like it.  Back then I didn't  know anything about "foliage".   I didn't know how valuable plants--foliage or blooming---must have been to mammy.  Where did she get that coleus?  We didn't have a  Lowe's back then.  She was mad at me, but she didn't get a switch.  Maybe she was tired that day.


P.J. said...

I would have gotten the switch.

Kynda said...

Did mammy switch you too? When you were five, she would have been in her seventies. Thank goodness no more switching!

P.J. said...

I don't remember her switching me. But she sure knew how to lay on the guilt treatment! I remember whenever I played outside where she could see me from her trailer...I just knew she was watching me, waiting for me to come and visit. And then when I did, she laid it on thick. But she would always peel an apple for us to share (and they were so good.) She could peel it in one long peel.

peggy said...

Mammy is going to get you guys. Her spiderwort will take over your whole growing area.

P.J. said...

I wasn't saying anything bad. And you know that little Jesus plaque I got from her place...Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free???? I'm only speaking the truth!