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COLEUS Solenostemon scutellarioides

This is one of those very popular weed like plants that grow well everywhere from New England to the tropics. Put it in sun or shade, water it whenever the mood strikes and it will still look pretty good. I thought they were great when I was very little because they came in so many colors. It would probably be an excellent plant for introducing children to gardening. They will be thrilled with all the colors and leaf shapes and there is very little chance of failure.
Landscaping idea: To have a bright and attractive carefree border planting as in the photograph on the left, mix together coleus and palm grass. Palm grass will raise the height of the planting and provide a great almost neutral green background color for the coleus. Best of all, both plants are incredibly hardy.
Photographed: At several hotels in the Hacienda San Buenaventura area beside Lake Atitlan, in Guatemala, unless otherwise noted.
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Painted Nettle

 

Photographed: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay Maine, 2013.

 

Photographed: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay Maine, 2013.

 

painted nePainted Nettle ttle (lamiaceae)

 

 Photographed: In the Blithewold Garden in Bristol, Rhode Island 2013.

Photographed: In the Blithewold Garden in Bristol, Rhode Island 2013.

 

Photographed: In the Blithewold Garden in Bristol, Rhode Island 2013.

 

Photographed: In the Blithewold Garden in Bristol, Rhode Island 2013.

 

Photographed: In the Blithewold Garden in Bristol, Rhode Island 2013.

 

Photographed: In the Blithewold Garden in Bristol, Rhode Island 2013.

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