Plants – Coleus Harvest & Sampler

I am in the midst of harvesting and packaging my coleus seeds from 2020 to offer at The Flower Ark Etsy Shop.

I’ve enjoyed watching the plants develop from small seeds into 12 -30 inch plants. There have been many new patterns, colors, and edge variations to observe and cherish. I haven’t been disappointed!

This beauty growing in the side yard produced an abundance of colorful leaves and flower stalks. It was the first to produce seed this year.

For some reason I loved the simplicity of this green and ecru plant. Surrounded by impatiens and other coleus, the gently swirling leaves were finely marked and scalloped.

 

To create my samplers I photograph the leaves and insert them in Ribbet’s collage maker. This is a very easy application to use.

As I gather and package the seeds, I am already dreaming of next year’s crop. Coleus seeds will sprout and grow through the winter and make amazing and easy to grow houseplants. Indoors give them your sunniest window to prevent leggy growth. Pinch out the tips and you will soon have a bushy, colorful addition to your plant menagerie.

14 thoughts on “Plants – Coleus Harvest & Sampler

    1. Timelesslady

      Aren’t coleus lovely? I enjoy anything that offers a surprise as it grows. Change the light exposure and the whole plant puts on a new coat of colors and markings. So much fun.

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    1. Timelesslady

      Arlene, if I knew they were approved by customs I would send you some. I’m never sure what can be sent. I believe anything plant related has to have some kind of inspection and certificate.

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