A Gardening Year

The adventures and misadventures of an heirloom gardener

Friday, November 10, 2006

Mr. Wonderful's Namesake Coleus

As previously mentioned, all of the coleus at Rutgers Gardens are named varieties. We were delighted to find a variety called "Mr. Wonderful". Of course, we wanted to take pictures and I wanted to post one, but the coleus woudn't allow it. We had to sadly agree with the plants that if a picture was posted in the internet, then people would know what it looked like and could come to Rutgers Gardens and take illegal cuttings.

Then "A" had an idea. She reminded us that Mr. Wonderful had once used a bucket to hide his face and buckets are plentiful in a greenhouse. We scurried around collecting enough buckets for all the plants to use.

So, thanks to A's quick thinking, I can proudly present:

Coleus 'Mr. Wonderful '

(Creative inspiration and photo editing by A, founding member of the Straw Hat Society and long-time Rutgers Gardens volunteer. )

Thanks A, you're a genius!


At 10:36 PM, Blogger Karen said...

Oh, that's funny! I enjoyed this post. OldRoses, you and your Straw Hat friends are a riot!

At 6:05 PM, Blogger Blackswamp_Girl said...

LOL!!! :)

But why exactly is he "Mr. Wonderful"? Is it all in the name, or does he mow the grass and such, like Sigrun's Mr. Wonderful?!

At 9:40 AM, Blogger Colleen said...

Too funny!

At 9:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is so funny!!! "A" - you came up with a truly "wonderful" idea!!!

Head Hatter here....

At 10:37 AM, Blogger Sigrun said...

That is realy nice, that your flower has the same name as my husband! I will tell him.


At 7:47 AM, Blogger Kerri said...

You made me chuckle this morning :)
After adding it to some containers this past summer I feel I've only just realized how lovely coleus can be, especially after seeing it paired with so many lovely flowers at the Cornell Plantations. Mr. Wonderful is very handsome...and I suspect Sigrun's Mr. Wonderful is too. He sure is a great garden helper!!!


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