I like to keep an eye out for interesting plant events to share with you on the blog. It’s a slow-moving plant world, so I don’t usually turn up much.

But recently I took photos of some plants at a client’s office that I thought would be fun to share.

Fun because they have to do with colorful foliage. Everyone likes colorful foliage, right?

Right.

Um, here’s what Coleus leaves can look like when they get lots of bright light:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, The Plant Lady Chronicles

Gorgeous!

(East facing window, several hours of unobstructed sunshine per day.)

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, The Plant Lady Chronicles

Nice looking plants!

From the same parent plant, planted at the same time, given the same amount of nutrients, but located about 10 feet away from the light source, this Coleus plant:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, The Plant Lady Chronicles

Oooh! Still pretty, but not quite as pretty. Still growing, but not thriving.

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, The Plant Lady Chronicles

My super scientific and technical study proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Coleus plants like more sunshine rather than less. You’re welcome, world!

This public service announcement was brought to you by Friends of Coleus Plants Worldwide and the Letter S.

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Good To Grow is an Albuquerque-based interior and exterior landscaping service. We use plants and flowers to decorate offices, homes and patios around the city. We also offer memorial garden services, meaning that when a loved one passes, we can plant a customized garden in his or her honor. If the person who passed was an avid cook, we can plant an herb garden to honor that person’s memory. If a Veteran dies, we can plant a red, white, and blue perennial flower garden. If you lost a beloved pet, we can plant a garden around the burial site.

If you’d like to know more about the landscaping or memorial garden services offered, please send an email to lizatheplantlady at gmail dot com. Thank you for your consideration.

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