Either the Coleus plants want more sun, or they’re trying to escape the bar:

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Doh! I guess it’s been a little while since I’ve checked on the planter at the front of the bar, which I planted with an assortment of greenery, including the Coleus, at the beginning of summer. They’re on drip irrigation, so since then, I just poke my head in every once in awhile to eyeball them. The Coleus plants have certainly done their job – they’ve grown like crazy.

They look like a painting from the parking lot, but um, no. Here’s the view from the inside:

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They’re screaming, “Get us out of here! Get us out of here!”

Haha, juuuuust kidding. Nobody wants to leave Billy’s Long Bar – it’s a happening place to hang out. It’s on San Mateo just north of Montgomery in Albuquerque. Go visit! (But don’t expect to see the plants crowded like that – the thinning process has begun.)


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