I can't believe how fast this bed has grown since I planted it July29!!The only bed and color I have this yr. but sure am enjoy watching it!!
after in in next post! Thanks for looking.
after. I love how fast things grow here. Except of course the darned weeds!!
Nothing to brag about like you folks have but going to work on it!
This bed is 14' deep and 30'. long :O There will be a lot more and different stuff in it next yr.
The purple one is blooming!! Yeah!!This message has been edited. Last edited by: silly bird,
Wow, that's some difference. Bet the weeds really grow fast too!
"I've decided to quit my job, drop out of society, and wear live animals as hats."
Will the sweet potato vines winter over there? We see your having fun birdie!
"Those that throw mud, lose ground!" :>)
Yay, I knew you'd find a way to have a garden!!! It looks gorgeous! Good job.
That is just beautiful! So much color, the area filled in nicely.
I'm waiting for the cool weather to come before I start working outside.
Life is a great big canvas...throw all the paint on it you can.
beautiful carlene. i like the shape of the bed as well as the color in it. you must be so pleased.. and deservedly so.
OMGosh I can't believe it filled in that fast! Looks wonderful! I love the shape of the bed.
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No Muddy the SPV will not over winter. I will take lots of cuttings and have them ready for next yr. The Lantana will over winter from what I'm told. Just needs a good mulching.
zone9lady it's not been very cool here to work outside either. I'm out mostly in the early morning!
Bana what a nice thing to say! thank you
Thanks patty louise.The bed was here I just filled it. You have a pm!
It does look GOOD, Carlene.
What do you have planed for next year?
Great to be able to enjoy your hard work. Looking goothe Birdie - What are the other plants. I like that color of lantana.
Looks very good! Wow, it grew a lot in a little over a month! What is that red plant in the front (looks like a Coleus sort of, but I don't think it is) in first photo. I love that paving stone border and it's a nice large size. Have fun!!This message has been edited. Last edited by: Waverider ;),
SB I didn't get a PM.....did you get your package?
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Pattie Yes I got the package THANK YOU!!! Now we will see if I can get them to grow!! I sent you an email yesterday.
Yes waveie it is a coleus! I love the color and glad it grew!!
The lime green is Sweet Potato vine and so is the purple and the purple is blooming!!!
One more view. I love how the moss rose has grown too. Thanks for lookingThis message has been edited. Last edited by: silly bird,
SB, you can also dig up the "taters" from your vine & save them to replant next year. Or you can suspend them in a glass of water (with toothpicks) and they will grow more vines over the winter and then give you a head start for spring.
Your bed looks really good! Glad you got some color going on!
"The soil is the source of life, creativity, culture and real independence." David Ben-Gurion
Wow, you must have a green thumb! Looks great!
Thanks gaKaren. I didn't know you got
"taters" from them? I never did in Colo. I just pulled the vines up and put in the compost I'll have to watch! I'll take cutting but now maybe taters too.
bet thanks not green thumb just lots of fun work!!
I have tried to overwinter the 'taters' but all they did was wither up, I planted them in the spring but they did not sprout.
silly bird,when you got your sweet potato vines there was a 'tater' in the pot, that is where the vines come from.Where on the vine do you cut to grow a new plant? and do you put in to root in water or potting soil?
gmvj I just take a cutting from the top of the vine. I took several cuttings at different places.I also took some of the really big part of it but it didn't root as well. The stem in some places were 2" across. I couldn't believe how big they got! I've used both methods water and soil and had luck with both. They root real easy and they grow a lot. the ones I had in water I had to keep cutting back the roots (I was to lazy to pot them up in the winter!)but they survived and grew big in the flower bed in Colo!
If there was a "tater" in the pot I didn't see it. I did break up the roots some before I planted them. Guess I need to pay more attention!
they ones I start in water sure don't have any taters on them and they did just fine.
Good luck with yours and post pics next yr!!
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