Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii
I discovered this image while looking through some old photos. It made me smile as I remembered the story that goes with it.
We like Coleus for its decorative value, and we always have some growing in our garden. We often let some of the nicer looking varieties go to seed, to use for the next planting. One year we had a windstorm that blew the Coleus seeds all over our garden before we got to harvest them. Weeks later, we had tiny coleus plants sprouting up all over the place like weeds!
The patch pictured in this photo got seeded that way. These volunteer Coleus plants took root along the base of a stone wall beside a walk near the edge of our garden. We decided that they actually looked nice there, so we left them to grow.