Monday, December 5, 2016

In a Vase on Monday

On this cold gloomy Monday it is surprising to have something from the garden in a vase. If Cathy who brings us this Meme thinks her vase is a bit of a cheat because she cut her vase full a few days before I clearly out cheated her. ;)
Right before first frost I took some cuttings from a huge coleus that I want to try to have some starts for next spring. I put them into a vase to hopefully grow some roots I can pot up sometime after the holidays. 
While I was decorating for Christmas I thought it looked a bit dull so I put in a sparkly spike of Christmas cheer. 
Happy in a Vase on Monday to you all. Do pop over to Cathy's blog and join in or just admire all the vases set up for our pleasure.

14 comments:

  1. Oh that's definitely not cheating and shows great enterprise! I would not have thought coleus would root in water but of course your conditions are very different - I tried but failed growing it from seed last year...

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    1. Thank you for your tolerance Cathy. I have fairly good luck with rooting coleus in water. It takes some time. These cuttings have been in water for almost a month now and they are showing no signs of roots. I am hoping they will hang in there until the days begin to lengthen and then the roots should appear. I have three snips in the vase just in case one or so rots. This too does happen.

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  2. I give us cold climate gardeners a lot of leeway when it comes to winter vases!

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  3. It is a very festive arrangement. Love it and I have the very same coleus, is it Solar Sunrise?

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  4. The Coleus looks very festive in a vase for the holidays and it's not cheating at all! You just beat the frost and its looks lovely!

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  5. Another elegant floral creation ~ love it ~ thanks!

    Wishing you a happy week ~ ^_^

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  6. The lushness of coleus in December is a delight. I love your added sparkle. Fa la la la la!

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  7. Good timing that you got to the Coleus before the frost did.

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  8. Your coleus looks very festive!

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