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Monday, 9 June 2008

The "Kong" is back !

I have to be truthful .. this is the second set of "Kong" Coleus I had to start in my planters for the front .. I just got too excited like all the other Springs .. put planters up and running before the Coleus was ready to handle what was left of our cool Spring temperatures .. now that we are in "jungle-mode" with the heat and humidity .. well, Kong is happy once again .. I just add the Gold Creeping Jenny to have a draping effect .. The black iron panel above it , really is IRON .. I fell in love with it two years ago (another treasure from Home Sense) drove around with it in my trunk for a few weeks .. and finally got it out .. spray painted semi flat black and thar' she be !!


9 comments:

Nancy J. Bond said...

And it's a King Kong! Beautiful!

Brenda Kula said...

Creeping jenny has to be one of my all time favorite plants. It blends and looks so pretty with any plant, much like the chartreuse potato vine.
Brenda

ourfriendben said...

Wow, Mr. Kong looks spectacular there with Ms. Jenny. And so does your iron panel!!!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Brenda ... I have loads in the garden so I don't have to buy it anymore .. now that is a great advantage .. I really like it so much too !

Hi Nancy .. it is one fantastic Coleus isn't it ? : )

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hey thanks 'ben" .. and it hasn't even really kicked in yet .. being the second planting .. yup that panel may have weighed a lot but it is so worth it , thanks !

Amy said...

Those plants are just gorgeous against the grey and black - the colours really pop. I love it!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Thanks Amy .. that is the look I try to get every year .. I never get bored of it .. light gray is great for contrast !

easygardener said...

Beautiful arrangement, especially with the black as contrast.
Creeping Jenny is well named - I'm trying to get her out of my pond - somehow she has slithered her way into my planting pots and won't come back out!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hey Easy .. I know she can get an upper hand once in a while .. and it sounds like she is trying that with you right now .. but I have to say for the most part, I think I have some control ? LOL .. yeah .. I know .. thinking and doing are two different things right ?