Maryland Blogger: Kentlands Photowalk: Coleus IMG 4215

Kentlands Photowalk: Coleus IMG 4215

Kentlands Photowalk: Coleus IMG 4215


As I take my photowalks through Kentlands, our home community in Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878, I look for flowers to photograph. Sometimes, pretty plants also catch my attention. This coleus would be a handsome addition for most gardens.


Subhash Sharma This Coleus of brightly coloured foliage is cultivated as ornamental plant which is an old Victorian parlour plant makes a 21st century comeback! Coleus is enjoying a new popularity with colourful hybrids and sun tolerant landscape varieties. Easy to grow and inexpensive, Coleus has become a gardener's high spot.

Mr. Sharma is a Facebook friend who lives in Ireland. He frequently comments on photographs that I post on Facebook.


Coleus, Kentlands, Photowalk, Photograph by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Coleus, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA IMG 4215

Photograph by Roy Kelley 

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Gaithersburg, MD 20879

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Comment balloon 18 commentsRoy Kelley • August 12 2015 10:03AM


Hi Roy-such a pretty coleus, they add a lot in gardens or even just one in a pot.

Posted by Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida (Beachfront Realty) almost 4 years ago

Thank you very much for your comments. Enjoy the weekend!

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 4 years ago

These are so easy to grow and to divide up so that you have many new plants.

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 4 years ago

Thanks for stopping by.

The  big news in our area is that a new Panda cub was born today at the National Zoo.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 4 years ago


 Great photo as always and thanks for sharing the news about the Panda! That is cool!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert almost 4 years ago

Thanks, Yolanda, for your comments. Yes, this is big news.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 4 years ago

Those colors are so vivid and unusual together... your camera captured them beautifully!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) almost 4 years ago

I was admiring the coleus varieties at the Dallas Arboretum yesterday. There were some about five feet high. I never knew or saw them grow that big before! They do make love plants in any landscaping. As long as they get some shade and the right amount of sun they make a great addition!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) almost 4 years ago

Coleus is one of my favorite plants, it comes in a variety of colors, propagates easily and looks so beautiful!

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) almost 4 years ago

Beautiful photo, Roy. I love coleus. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) almost 4 years ago

Thank you  very much for your comments and for your continued support.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 4 years ago

The leaves of that Coleus look hand painted.  Lovely looking thing, Roy!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 4 years ago


Thanks for haring the photo's and information.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 4 years ago

Roy I remember a variety of the Coleus in the garden when I was a kid.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) almost 4 years ago

roy, Thank you for sharing the information and the photo.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 4 years ago

Hi Roy.  I don't know if this coleus would grow in Florida, but I would love to have it in my garden.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 4 years ago

Thanks so much for stopping by. I always appreciate your comments.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 4 years ago

Good Monday morning to all. We had a beautiful weekend and the nice weather continues today in Maryland. Have a most productive week!

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 4 years ago