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Re: April Fools

Glen Williams wrote:
It was
the bright (day-glo) violet in the leaf which brought me back to earth, I
have only seen that color in one plant leaf...the extravagant colorful
prostitute of the garden...the  coleus.
Ah, what a beautiful opening for a blatant plug for our coleus collection in the Crownsville Nursery catalog.

If any of you are not familiar with the "new" coleus, take a look at Dave's gallery on the Crownsville Nursery web site

These are actually very old plants, popular in victorian gardens, and they are nothing like the seed grown bedding coleus everyone is familiar with and many of us despise. Luckily, back when plant sellers decided that smaller is better and what people really wanted were short little bedding plants, a few people kept their heads and saved these plants from oblivion and they are regaining popularity.   These guys are mostly big plants, up to 2-3' tall, and they are named varieties grown from cuttings.  Unlike the bedding coleus, they are best in the sun, where the colors are most intense.  I know they are gaudy, and I never thought I'd be pushing people to try coleus, but I love these things.  The colors and patterns on some of them are astounding - and gaudy, especially when you see them on a plant 2-3' tall.

Go to the site and buy some plants.  We need the money.

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