“A garden should make you feel you’ve entered privileged space — a place not just set apart but reverberant — and it seems to me that, to achieve this, the gardener must put some kind of twist on the existing landscape, turn its prose into something nearer poetry.”
― Michael Pollan

I thought I would try this technique on leafy plants and expand from my blossom photos. We have several varieties of coleus in our gardens, but this one has weathered the drought better than the rest.

The wonder of coleus is that you can take a little sprig of it, place it in water for a few weeks to root and grow a whole new plant. For me, that’s great, as they winter over well and offer nice colour all summer long.

I did cheat a bit on this image. Because the plant was quite dry and flat, I misted it with water before making the photo.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
 @ 200 mm
1/5 sec, f/11.0, ISO 200

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12 Comments on ““Coleus”

  1. That’s not cheating, that’s creative planning. You really captured the beautiful colors and textures. You did your Coleus proud.

  2. Beautiful! Coleus is one of my favourite plants 🙂

    I didn’t know that I could propagate new plants from a clipping. I should give it a try in a few weeks to weather a few new plants over the winter. Thanks for the tip.

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