Monday, September 5, 2016

Welcoming flowers home

I am no gardener. I will water the lawn and whatever else happens to be growing on the lawn—trees, bushes, and sometimes flowers. But every now and then, there will come a year when I want to plant something.
I planted three coleus plants this year, in large plant pots, with some other greenery to accompany them. I watered the lot of them religiously, when I thought of them, but it's a good thing we had an unusual amount of rain this year.
Then, today, I brought the three coleus plants inside. I did.
I transpotted them into larger pots, and put them on our only properly-large window, which, unfortunately, faces north. I understand that light from a north window is preferred by artists, etc., but not preferred by plants. So I got them a grow light.
They really are beautiful, despite the fact that the leaves have been chewed here and there by insects which, I hope, didn't accompany them into the house.
The three plants are right here, behind me, as I sit at my computer, where all I have to do is turn around, and there they are.
So, without further ado or, in my case, without further trivial chatter, I would like to introduce my three indoor coleus plants, with less than original nicknames: Blacky, Big White, and Red, after the colours of their pots.
I hope they survive living with me. In the meantime, I'm sharing them with Lady Fi's popular meme, Our World Tuesday.


Kay said...

I love coleus, especially because they're so easy to propagate. Yours look wonderful!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I too love coleus and used to grow them in my OZ garden... but the snails and slugs love them!!! I was also prone to having indoor 'pet'plants with names!!! However, only one here in the Bonny Land - mainly 'coz am half the time not here to keep them. YAM xx

Lady Fi said...

What lovely plants!

jabblog said...

Well done! I've never had much success with coleus.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I didn't even do potted porch plants this year or last. I missed the boat. Your plants should do okay in the window.

Gattina said...

I am not a gardener either, I only like to sit in a garden. Ours is pretty easy, I replaced everything by bark with flower pots on it, mixed fake mixed real, that's easy to handle, lol ! Although Mr. G. has already watered the fake flowers !

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Your coleus are beautiful. We used to grow them. Nowadays, when I get a craving to touch some soil I pay an extra visit to our daughter and go pull a weed or pick a blueberry or (lately) pinch off a few zuchinni and tomatoes.... I get the benefits without much work and our tiny house stays cleaner. (My usual attitude toward gardening is 'been there, done that'.)

Birgitta said...

Lovely photos of plants!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

My coleus didn't quite get this big! They are so pretty!!!!