Begonias – Our Late Bloomer

WP_20150926_001I have always planted Begonias in my garden.  They are a hearty plant that produces lots of flowers.  What’s not to love, right?  This year was different though.  I planted white Begonias in the same flower beds as the Marigolds I raved about this year as rock stars.  Even as the Marigolds grew to crazy proportions, the Begonias did nothing.  I mean nothing.  They didn’t grow a bit.  This left me wondering why.

WP_20150926_002I am a creature of habit.  The flowers that do very well for me, I plant year after year.  I love that predictability of flowering success.  I love flowers and I want lots of them.  While I do test out new varieties of flowers every year, I make sure to have plenty of my tried and true favorites.  Begonias has always been one of those favorites.

WP_20150804_027 (2)Its very late in the season and much later than I have ever seen, but the Begonias in my flower beds have finally started delivering.  They are taking over the flower bed as some of the other flowers have faded.  The blooming glory of this plant has finally revealed itself to the world and to my garden.  Now I know why I selected this plant.  My faith has been restored.  🙂

PS. While the white Begonias were late bloomers but the red ones in the black pot bloomed beautifully all summer as they should have.

Happy blooming, Sheri

About sheribettine

I love gardens, bees and family. In this blog, I write about our experiences as beekeepers, organic gardeners, and the love of nature.
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