Coleus Plants Add Color To The Garden

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With busy work schedules and taking care of family this often leaves little time for the garden.  Consider coleus plants to add color without all the care.  They are easy to grow and forgiving if you do not water every day.  If you are on a budget and cannot spend a lot on landscaping you can make cuttings for other parts of the garden.  For families on the go planting flowering bushes and plants such as the coleus will add curb appeal to your home without all the high maintenance.  Remember to remove all grass and weeds from your flower beds and lay down newspaper before you mulch.

King’s Mantle also known as Thunbergia Erecta

Kings Mantle is a perennial type climber and vine reaching heights of 4-6 feet.  Plant 6-8 feet apart from other plants.   The plant likes the sun or partial shade.  Plant using a mixture of peat moss and cow manure in well-drained soil.  Trimming should be done in the late spring.  Fertilize three times a year with  a granular fertilizer in the Spring, Summer, and Fall.  You may want to add a bloom booster such as a liquid fertilizer with bone meal.You can propagate from cuttings or from seed.  You can let the flowers dry on the plants and collect seeds.


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