Saturday, July 2, 2011

Multi Colored Leaves

Here's some leaves I painted with slip yesterday. Can you guess my inspiration for these?

I won't keep you in suspense. See the potted plant, that's three coleus plants I put in a big pot on my front porch.

I wanted some color out front and I thought the bright colored coleus leaves would do the trick. I've always liked plants with variegated leaves. The fun part of coleus is the color doesn't follow the veining pattern, but is totally random. The coleus plants are getting so big I have to keep clipping them back. The porch gets morning sun and only a little direct sunlight.

After I slipped the leaves, I thought this kind of random and overlapped slip on the side of a vase, a platter, or just about any piece might be great. Hope you're having a good start to the holiday weekend. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. Coleus is one of my favorite plant, I get them every year and put them by my front door also. This year the deer haven't found them!

  2. Hi Tracey, thanks, I just read that they can have a mild halucenigenic effect, maybe the deer are getting high somewhere else! Ha.

  3. One of my favorites too.For years I used to cram a planter full of them and give them to my Mom for Mother's day.They seemed to like being crowded together. Have a happy 4th, 5th, 6th........

  4. One of my favorites... and like you, I put them by my front door.

  5. Hum, maybe I need to plant some coleus:)) I do like them and they are so eary to grow.

  6. What a beautiful inspiration! Congratulations!

  7. Hi Dennis, thanks so much, I bet your mom loved them.

    Hi Turquoisemoon, thanks, yes it's nice to have color and not have to deadhead flowers or fertilize.

    Hi Patti, thanks, they are easy to grow and they are also super easy to root in plain water, just make sure you have a couple of joints where the leaves come out, pinch out those leaves and put in water and in couple of weeks you'll have a new one. If I had thought I could have rooted some and sold them in some pottery, maybe I'll do that now that thought of it.

    Hi Acacia, thanks, I may make a few more variegated leaves and other pieces.


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