Thursday, June 27, 2013

Tuberous Begonias

Tuberous begonias are one of the most recent species with which I've become a bit entranced.  The leaves are nice.  The flowers whether single or double are nice, too.

I bought a mix of colors (all of which have bloomed a cream with coral sepals so far) and a red.

Begonias seem to withstand irregular watering and do well in any but the extremes (full sun or total shade).  They are forgiving.  All  of us need a bit of forgiveness for our time-rushed, erratic gardening methods these days!

With a fungal diseases spreading through impatiens, I predict the begonia genus will only become more popular with gardeners. This winter I will attempt to grow some from seed, hopefully collected from these.

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