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saco

I am a city gardner in zone 6. We have dramatic temp swings in this area with cold winters, and hot summers. Love to grow my own fruit and veggies

Solenostemon scutellarioides syn. Plectranthus scutellarioides

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2019
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saco

Finally got a couple of the front porch planters planted this aft. Coleus, sweet potato vine, wax begonia, geranium, and a spike plant featured this year. #beforeandafter #beanpot #sacofrontporch #mixedshadeplanter

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Muzz67

Looks fabulous! 😁

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saco

Thanks @Muzz67 finally had some time to relax a bit and get some planting done this week

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lesliecole49

Nice pots too

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2017
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saco

The front porch planters are still going strong. #beanpot #planter #stillsummer

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gjones

All your planters look really nice! Like your verandah too- what a great place to sit and relax.

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jennlamaye

Can you tell me what's in this pot? Very nice arrangement!

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PunkyKy

Your red coleus is amazing!

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saco

My veranda, hehee, very Southern, much nicer word than porch too @gjones

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saco

The planter includes a sweet potato vine, two coleus,(one pink and maroon, 1 all maroon) 1 white impatien and a spike plant @jennlamaye

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jennlamaye

The big bushy plant in the front is a sweet potato vine?? I've got to look into those. I've seen purple ones that are really attractive too. Thank you @saco

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gjones

Actually in most of Canada, especially on the prairies, they're known as verandahs! Here, a porch is where you hang your coat and leave your dirty shoes!

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saco

Im thinking about using some purple with the green next year, we shall see!! Never know how im going to plant until some mid winter inspiration comes along. @jennlamaye fall planters coming to the verandah soon!! @gjones

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gjones

Do you purchase ready made planters or are these your own selections and arrangements? They're really attractive!

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saco

Thanks. I designed this myself, way cheaper. The spike plant comes inside for winter, prob 4 years old now. The rest are just annuals from 8 packs. @gjones

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2017
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saco

Slugs have been munching on them a bit, but they're surviving and still brightening the shade garden. #coleus #upclose

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gjones

Just a question- when there's a hurricane in Florida and southern states, does Massachusetts feel the after effects?

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saco

Yes, usually we get the rain a few days later. Cape Cod is one good hurricane away from being seriously damaged, and the waves always travel this far. @gjones

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2017
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saco

#bee all over the #coleus flowers this aft

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2017
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saco

#coleus #impatiens #oldtires #repurpose #shade

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Naomi126

👌📸👌

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2017
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saco

My annual shade garden. #shade #coleus #impatiens #oldtires

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saco

#coleus #macro #favourite

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gjones

Thats a nice colourful one!

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ripjuju

Ooo lala

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2017
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saco

#coleus #macro #favourite

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2017
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saco

Just finished this planter for the front porch with a spike plant, coleus, impatiens, and sweet potato vine. #container #beanpot

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drumadixit

Combo looking fabulous!

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gjones

Great combination of plants- looks great!

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lesliecole49

That'll look good pretty soon

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daisy-jane

Beautiful plants and just love the pot 😊👍

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2017
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saco

Just finished planting the containers around the parking meter. #container #coleus #gardendecoration #shadegarden

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momasherri

This great

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Jason

Nice use of the old tyres.

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gjones

Looks great- created a nice focal point

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2016
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saco

Some wicked cool #coleus in the garden still going strong

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gjones

Nice leaves!

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