Begonias

Begonias

Vodka Begonia

I’m a shrub girl who got into vegetable gardening a few seasons back. Well this year, thanks to the insistence of a few friends (you know who you are), I’m breaking into flower gardening. I’m actually pretty excited about it.

Yesterday, at our local Farmer’s Market, I literally stopped in my tracks when I saw this flat of begonias. According to Wikipedia, Begonia is a genus of perennial flowering plants. The genus contains about 1,400 different plant species. I have no idea which genus my begonias are (they’re called Vodka Begonias), but I don’t care – it’s all about their color.

The Begonias are native to moist subtropical and tropical climates. I live in North Carolina, absolutely not subtropical or tropical so, we’ll see…

I’m planting some in my shade garden, some where they’ll get more sun. Which do you predict will be more successful? I’m curious which best retains this amazing color.

For your added enjoyment (!), I’m posting these photos that I found while researching begonias. Seriously amazing. This 300 square meter carpet contains more than 3000 begonias. Hats off to you, Brussels.

Begonias

Begonias

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