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I bought several from pjsviolets. Shipping is expensive, but the plants are large. But, as always, I check Taylor's first before buying. And SGA bird has nice plants, but they sometimes are mismarked. My advice would be to save your money and do the roadtrip to Taylor's. You can buy bigger plants at the greenhouse and she'll have ones that aren't listed on the web.
I"m off to convince my husband to take me to Logee's. Buy one begonia, get one 1/2 off.
oh, I know you are both right, but when it is still nasty outside and you are sitting inside cruising ebay...(which is new to me) it's tough. I will make the trip to Taylor's this summer. There are a couple of Thompson hybrids out there on ebay right now that I would really like, but I had some trouble receiving a recent shipment in this cold weather (although the seller said she would replace if they didn't recover (TRS is doing great)) so I know I shouldn't order ...but I would really like to. This seller is on the west coast too so longer shipping time. Thank goodness it's a busy weekend!
Thompson's Folly and Lady Brown. I really like Lady Brown but have had a tough time with mine. I got it from Kartuz in late summer/early fall so it didn't have much time outside before coming in for the winter. I also learned, the hard way, this one does not like to dry out. Mine is now a stick with some very small leaves along the stem and a new shoot coming up from the base. I am debating on cutting the "stick" in half, hoping it will send up more from the base. It looks pathetic. I need a new one to torture :)
Shipping from the west coast is fairly quick anymore. My last 3 orders from Kartuz have come in usually the same week I order them. Order on Sunday or Monday and have them by Friday (usually). I like the way they have changed their business around (used to be a bit slow) although this last shipment was a bit on the smallish side.
Yes, I was disappointed with this last shipment from Kartuz but I have moved them up to a bigger pot already. I'm surprised yours are still in the original pots. Taylor's weren't any bigger but the free shipping helps a lot.
Mary, set your eBay up to look for begonias in Home and Garden category and then filter even further with the sub-categories on the left pane. I like to go down to Flowers, Trees, and Plants and have saved it as a favorite but there are more filters even after that. Anyway that eliminates dishes and clothes.