My Favorite Flower Box! #2: Guido's Variegated Coleus in the People's Republic of Brooklyn

My Favorite Flower Box! #2: Guido's Variegated Coleus in the People's Republic of Brooklyn

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Maxwell Ryan
Jul 15, 2005

Location: Park Slope
What's in it: Variegated Coleus
Who takes care of it: I water them when the sky doesn't.

How does it benefit the community:
Because it's not a contest if no one plays . . . I offer my variegated coleus to run the the AT flowerbox gauntlet.

These plants have caused more than one middle-aged Brooklyn guy a fit of nostalgia. 'Where'd you GET those? They used to be all over Brooklyn!' So, I guess they make for a happy memory prod. Last year I had orange pansies and nobody got too worked up about them.

Favorite Garden Store:
Good old fashioned coleus is a very forgiving window box plant. They come light and dark, purple, white, and all kinds of green. These came from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's annual plant sale and the money goes to a fantastic green space for all.

p.s. the second picture is the back of my place. This is the chair I'm not sitting in, surrounded by the aging apple tree that I see from my desk 3 stories up. Park Slope is a rural haven for us city folks!

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