Things I See around Town: A Splash of Color

When I am visiting gardens around town, there are times…delightful times…when a splash of color grabs my attention. Such a time occurred last summer when I was touring the Billinda Daylily Garden here in Charlotte.

This purple annual coleus is eye-popping. I don’t know its name, but I see it around town, most frequently in annual plantings at the entrances to various neighborhoods.

I have normally planted annuals in pots, including several colorful varieties of sun coleus. This example gives me good reason to continue looking for them.

About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in a retirement community in Matthews, NC.
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5 Responses to Things I See around Town: A Splash of Color

  1. Cathy says:

    I have seen some lovely Coleus this summer too, but not as deep red as this one. Lovely. Thanks for sharing John!


  2. Nothing like a few Coleus to liven​ up an area.

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  3. pbmgarden says:

    Nice. Coleus caught my eye this summer too.


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