I finally took pictures of the garden, so I thought we should all start posting pictures. That way we can make our lists for trading, buying and thieving (from Butch's garden).
Pathway on one side of the house with begonias in pots:
Garden photos 2011
Great job DB. Those are some lovely canes.
Cissus discolor is fairly easy to keep over year after year. Just cut back since most of the long tender vines will probably die back anyway. Keep watered and move back outside next summer and voila, instant beauty. I've had mine for nine years now and it always comes back strong.
Wow DB, those are beautiful! Someday mine will grow up and be that size, I hope so anyway. How are the new cuttings doing; are those some of the babies in the pic?
Hey - you are both supposed to post pictures of your gardens.
Butch - how much water do you give the cissus over the winter?
Shifty - no, those are the '10 and '11 plants from Kartuz, Logees and Taylors. The cuttings from Vickie are in a different area. I have another box coming from her. Greg Sytch is in the middle of the middle of the Florida monsoons, so he won't ship. I want plants and a box of cuttings from him while I can still start them outside.
I did on this one. The other two I did not so they were leafless through winter.
Is that a pink princess philo in the pict above? (#8773805) Its gorgeous! I have one and it is almost dead. I have not had any luck with it at all.
If the sun comes out today I will take some pics of the "begonia areas" and some other garden shots. Since most of mine are new this year they are in 4 inch pots and grouped together in a couple of spots. Next year I would like to group some together in larger pots and spread them out around the gardens. What is the best way to do that; keep them in their original pots and tuck them into larger pots or actually plant them in the larger pot? Just wondering if in the fall, digging them up and repotting and hauling them into the house might be overly stressful for them.
DB, love Amelia, gorgeous. Is Texas Tea Slipper lurking in any of the above?
Ga girl - Yes, I have 9 Pink Princesses tucked in here and there. In 821 and 823, they are in the big pots, overwhelmed by the sweet potato vines.
Kim- I keep my begonias in the small pots and then just stick them in the larger pots. I use 1, 2 and 3 gallon black plastic nursery pots and then put them in urns around the yard. I keep the babies out on benching until they are big enough for at least a gallon. I have to take a closeup on Teasipper for you. I have a plant ready as soon as I can ship them out.