Joy Us garden

garden. create. make the world a more beautiful place.


Monthly Archives: June 2011

Coleus “Kong Red”

Propagation By Cuttings 101:  One Colorful Coleus Becomes Two.  Coleus have fallen in and out of favor over the years but I've always been a fan of their highly colorful foliage.  I love this "Kong Red" variety because its leaves gets huge ... just like Kong himself.   I forgot how incredibly easy Coleus are to propagate by cuttings until I broke off a piece of  one I was planting and decided to root it. I took off all the lower leaves, made a diagonal... Read more

That Ever Bloomin’ Begonia Richmondensis

Begonia RichmondensisThis Plant Must Be Powered By the Energizer Bunny! I bet this is the toughest Begonia on the market along with being one of the most popular. It is a shrublike Begonia which... Read more

Epipactis gigantea “Serpentine Night”

Ohhh ... This Orchid Sounds Exotic and Dangerous. The common name of this plant, which is also a California Native by the way, is Stream Orchid ... not quite as mysterious as its Latin counterpart. It goes dormant... Read more