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flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 25, 2004
8:08 PM

Post #925731

A grouping of mixed begonias. The tall thing on the right is a rooting brug cutting. LOL

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flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 25, 2004
8:08 PM

Post #925733

A close up

OPPPS got so excited that we have this forum..I forgot the photo...LOL

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raven_locks
Tillamook, OR
(Zone 8b)

June 25, 2004
8:18 PM

Post #925743

Oh! I love them, you have a beautiful collection!! I'm starting to collect begonias this year, (now that I've discovered them!) I love the one on the left with the mint colored leaves, what is that one called?
flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 25, 2004
8:24 PM

Post #925746

A close up of Begonia rex Escargot form 'Cowardly Lion'

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flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 25, 2004
8:25 PM

Post #925748

Another close up similar to looking glass cane type begonia

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flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 25, 2004
8:25 PM

Post #925749

Annnnnnd another

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flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 25, 2004
8:26 PM

Post #925750

annnd the last one for now...my camera needs recharging LOL!

Raven-locks

This is the one on the left but this photo is too dark. Its color is more like the one in the group photo. And I'm sorry. THAT one had no name when I bought it. It is a rhizome type begonia and I have a baby if you want to trade. Just let me know when.

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raven_locks
Tillamook, OR
(Zone 8b)

June 25, 2004
8:43 PM

Post #925780

REALLY??!! I would love to trade, I don't know any names of the ones I have, I could send you pictures later when my husband gets back with the camera!
flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 25, 2004
8:47 PM

Post #925786

Some of mine are named, but some are not. I don't let that bother me. I love begonias. Pictures works for me. You can just post them here so we can all see them. No problem. I'll add all the rest later on so you can see them all.
raven_locks
Tillamook, OR
(Zone 8b)

June 25, 2004
8:51 PM

Post #925791

Ok, but I need someone to tell me how to post pictures if I can't figure out how to do it on my own! :O)
flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 25, 2004
10:24 PM

Post #925872

Here is the sea foam green one again...this time the light is better.

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flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 25, 2004
10:25 PM

Post #925874

This is Boomer

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flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 25, 2004
10:26 PM

Post #925878

This is Carolinafolia

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flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 25, 2004
10:27 PM

Post #925879

This is bunchii

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flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 25, 2004
10:30 PM

Post #925882

This is Elkhorn

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flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 25, 2004
10:31 PM

Post #925885

This is Bull's eye

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flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 25, 2004
10:32 PM

Post #925886

This is an Oak Leaf Rhiz. Rex

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flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 25, 2004
10:32 PM

Post #925887

This is Poponoeii

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flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 25, 2004
10:34 PM

Post #925891

This is an Angel Wing Cane with coral blooms

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flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 25, 2004
10:46 PM

Post #925900

Just bought this one with a tag "BU434"

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flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 25, 2004
10:47 PM

Post #925901

Here's a grouping of cuttings I am rooting under the shade of some potted bananas

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KathyJo
Fayette, MO
(Zone 6a)

June 26, 2004
1:49 AM

Post #926090

What a neat collection.! Raven Locks and Sea Foam are especially beautiful.
raven_locks
Tillamook, OR
(Zone 8b)

June 26, 2004
2:17 AM

Post #926133

Oh my, thank you! (bow, curtsy) Hee hee, I think she was talking to me about the begonia in the picture, :O)
KathyJo
Fayette, MO
(Zone 6a)

June 26, 2004
11:47 AM

Post #926451

Yep, I'm a dork. but I'm sure I did mean both.
I have several canes I'm in love with and I have Looking Glass.

patischell
Fort Pierce, FL
(Zone 10a)

June 26, 2004
1:22 PM

Post #926635

Pant, pant...drool, drool...GREEN with envy!!!!!!! You can't believe how little I know about Begonias and how much I have just fallen in love with them! I'm really looking forward to this Forum! Thanks again Dave!!!!
Pati
flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 26, 2004
11:00 PM

Post #927153

raven-locks,

I picked two more begonias today...I need to be committed...now I have to make more room on my begonia table LOL. I'll put those photos on as soon as it ever stops raining. Did you ever figure out how to put your begonia photos on?

Kathyjo,

Thank you! I lost my B. Looking Glass this past winter.

Patischell,

You won't believe how easy they are to grow. You just water them an leave them in shade. Put them in bigger pot when they get too big for the pot they are in. And that is it.

delphiniumdiva
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 8a)

June 27, 2004
12:19 PM

Post #927696

Flowerjunkie any tips on growing Rex? I let mine get a bit of sun and ouch! instant leaf burn. Do they need deep shade or filtered? How much water? I am worried they will rot in our humidity (Deep South) Here's a pic of a group I made up, but maybe I should remove the Rex and use something else...

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delphiniumdiva
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 8a)

June 27, 2004
12:21 PM

Post #927698

The one in the suitcase is "Gloria" Here is "Ember" - they were so beautiful at the garden center I couldn't resist. why do I always do my research AFTER I've spent the money?

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patischell
Fort Pierce, FL
(Zone 10a)

June 27, 2004
1:21 PM

Post #927756

Well thank goodness someone else 'fessed up first . I thought I had my "Red Robin" pretty well hidden behind a big pot with a palm in it. Didn't allow for the movement of the sun and got some leaf burn. DUUUUH! I have my new "no-name" sitting on the computer table right in front of the window, but I don't know how the A/C will affect it. So far it's all right.
Pati
delphiniumdiva
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 8a)

June 27, 2004
1:40 PM

Post #927776

Haha! I don't dare post a pic of what poor "Gloria" looks like now or I'll be arrested for plant abuse! I could never keep them inside though - hubby keeps house in arctic conditions. Guess I could knit them little sweaters...
raven_locks
Tillamook, OR
(Zone 8b)

June 27, 2004
3:50 PM

Post #927922

Ack, I'm sorry, I haven't gotten it figured out yet, and we took a day trip yesterday so I wasn't here all day!! I'll try again today and re read everything about posting pictures, it seems like it should be easy enough...
patischell
Fort Pierce, FL
(Zone 10a)

June 27, 2004
3:56 PM

Post #927931

DelDiva, You are a Hoot!! While you're at it, maybe you could make some for my Mini-African Violets. If they had teeth, they'd be chattering.
Pati
flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 28, 2004
1:44 AM

Post #928618

delphiniumdiva,

Its hot and humid her in the Houston area. This past week it has rained straight for 7 days. Begonias, rex, cane or rhizome love deep shade and to be kept moist...they will alow some drying out. Mine get no sun at all, and lots of neglect. I never feed so they grow on humidy.

I'll take at look at them when we come to visit. Maybe I can fix what is going wrong. LOL

Good luck,

Daisy
raven_locks
Tillamook, OR
(Zone 8b)

June 28, 2004
2:53 AM

Post #928663

Ok, I'm ready to try this, I re-sized the pictures so they would load up quicker, here goes! This one is really hard to see what the actual leaf looks like, but the red dots are really a deep burgandy color. I'm not the best picture taker in the world as you can see, sorry. AND, I have no clue what the names of any of these begonias are, they have all been sent to me in trades and these are babies that I started from the original plant.

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raven_locks
Tillamook, OR
(Zone 8b)

June 28, 2004
2:54 AM

Post #928665

Another...

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raven_locks
Tillamook, OR
(Zone 8b)

June 28, 2004
2:55 AM

Post #928666

What the whole plant of the previous looks like, for some reason just that one leaf has turned that amazing metallic color...

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flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 28, 2004
2:58 AM

Post #928671

cool. I'm glad you figured it out.
raven_locks
Tillamook, OR
(Zone 8b)

June 28, 2004
2:58 AM

Post #928672

Why can't I post any more pictures? Is there a limit to the number of pictures you can post in one thread?
raven_locks
Tillamook, OR
(Zone 8b)

June 28, 2004
3:09 AM

Post #928684

Will it work now...? Oh good, there it goes, this one is my favorite, the streaks are such a pretty lavendar color!

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raven_locks
Tillamook, OR
(Zone 8b)

June 28, 2004
3:11 AM

Post #928687

Another... This one is so fun, I love the huge white spots!!! I do have one more that has really tiny spotted leaves, but I just can't get a good picture of it, I'll try again tomorrow in better light.

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flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 28, 2004
3:30 PM

Post #929178

raven_locks

They are all very pretty. Let me know when you have some extras so we can send each other a box of cuttings. Begonias are easy to start and the smallest of cuttings will take.
raven_locks
Tillamook, OR
(Zone 8b)

June 28, 2004
3:36 PM

Post #929184

Fj,
These are all ones that are extras that I started off the original plants, if you would like any or all of them they are ready to go! I'll send you an email also.
delphiniumdiva
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 8a)

June 28, 2004
4:36 PM

Post #929233

Flowerjunkie,
Deep shade, neglect, humidity - sounds like the plant for me. Think I've just been babying mine too much!
flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 28, 2004
4:51 PM

Post #929250

Liz

Yes. I killed my first "escargot" begonia with love! Some one gave me another at a plant swap. I stuck it at the very back of all the pots under a bench in my shade house and said to it "Rest in Peace". Never looked at it again until the spring when I was cleaning the shade house. I saw blooms coming from something I didn't recognize. The plant grew into a monters and was covered with blooms. This is when I started collecting them. I could do this!

Daisy
flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 28, 2004
4:52 PM

Post #929253

raven_locks,

I would like one of each please. I have can send you one of each of mine also. I think almost all of my starts are rooted. I'll double check and send you a list of what is actually rooted.

This is so much fun!

Daisy
Strever
Hiouchi, CA
(Zone 8b)

July 1, 2004
7:10 AM

Post #933129

FlowerJunkie

your Escargot looks different then the ones in the PDB
http://plantsdatabase.com/go/56090/index.html

Dick Strever
delphiniumdiva
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 8a)

July 1, 2004
12:48 PM

Post #933355

Daisy after you are finished plundering Raven, you can bring me cuttings of all of them! What luck!

flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

July 1, 2004
11:02 PM

Post #933947

Dick,

I think the work escargot referes to the swirl pattern in the leaf. Mine does not have any defined color pattern. Its more of a calico pattern on the leaf, but the leaf does have the swirl leaf.

Thanks

Daisy
Strever
Hiouchi, CA
(Zone 8b)

July 5, 2004
7:42 AM

Post #938073

Daisy
the name Escargot is a patented name for a specific Begonia
what you are referring to is called sinus curl
there is both left & right & quite a few Begonias have it
some of the prettiest Begonias have a sinus curl in my book :-)
here is a good website to try an identify your Begonias
http://absastro.tripod.com/sum_hpic_am.htm

Dick Strever
flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

July 5, 2004
4:54 PM

Post #938515

Thanks Steve,

I'll check it out.
susancva
Culpeper, VA
(Zone 7b)

August 3, 2004
2:09 PM

Post #983165

Enjoyed reading your posts. I love begonias also, especially the big canes!
flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

August 3, 2004
4:01 PM

Post #983348

I moved my begonia collection. Bought a nice metal baker's rack to display them.

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flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

August 3, 2004
4:06 PM

Post #983357

Here's a close up of the baker's rack...

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patischell
Fort Pierce, FL
(Zone 10a)

August 3, 2004
4:20 PM

Post #983384

I LOVE that! What a pretty way to exibit your collection.
Pati
flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

August 3, 2004
4:33 PM

Post #983400

Thanks Pati! I go the baker's rack at Big Lotts for only $20.00. Its make of metal so it will last a few years outside and it if gets rusty that will only add to its character. LOL.

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heather_v
Lenexa, KS
(Zone 5b)

August 3, 2004
9:23 PM

Post #983834

Wow, such beautiful begonias! It looks like there are quite a few of us that love them. My preference is the angel wings, but only because I can't seem to keep the rex's alive. I must fall under that category of killing them with love. I definitely need to get some cuttings started to offer up as trades, even though DH somehow thinks I have enough. Can you imagine that?? LOL!

Heather
flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

August 3, 2004
10:16 PM

Post #983951

Heather,

There is no such thing as "ENOUGH" of anything! Let me know if you ever want to trade Begonias. UH Oh that reminds me I have to get back with ravenlocks about our trade..

gumlla

gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

August 25, 2004
7:24 PM

Post #1018740

Daisy you have very beautiful Begonias.
flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

August 25, 2004
7:48 PM

Post #1018790

Thank you! I have to add more pictures of new ones I just purchased.

gumlla

gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

August 25, 2004
7:49 PM

Post #1018793

Wow...when you will add?
flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

August 25, 2004
7:57 PM

Post #1018805

Now...here is "Snoopy"

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flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

August 25, 2004
7:59 PM

Post #1018807

Green Velvet

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gumlla

gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

August 25, 2004
8:00 PM

Post #1018809

Aah haa very nice.
flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

August 25, 2004
8:00 PM

Post #1018810

Black Coffee

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gumlla

gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

August 25, 2004
8:03 PM

Post #1018815

Black leaf is looking very attractive. Good collection.
flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

August 25, 2004
8:03 PM

Post #1018816

Begonia U#002

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flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

August 25, 2004
8:04 PM

Post #1018818

Palomar Prince

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flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

August 25, 2004
8:04 PM

Post #1018821

Cleopatra

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gumlla

gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

August 25, 2004
8:05 PM

Post #1018822

I think this is the number one not number 2, very very beautiful.
flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

August 25, 2004
8:11 PM

Post #1018833

Cleopatra is very nice but small. Most of these are new and very small. They will soon be very very beautiful and I will post photos again. I also have some that I got in trade from raven_locks which she has posted above. We traded for those so I now have them in my collection also.

Thank YOU!

gumlla

gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

August 25, 2004
8:14 PM

Post #1018838

Cleopatra is very nice but Begonia U#002 is very beautiful .
flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

August 25, 2004
8:30 PM

Post #1018862

Yes, U#002 is beautiful. But Cleopatra is much nicer. She looks bad because she just arrived in a box and her leaves got messed up. When she grows to be a healthy begonia with new leaves you will see her real beauty.

gumlla

gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

August 25, 2004
8:34 PM

Post #1018870

I am very anxious , when this plant bloom new leaves, please then post its new pictures.
patischell
Fort Pierce, FL
(Zone 10a)

August 26, 2004
3:16 PM

Post #1020081

Flowerjunkie, I bought a no-name plant marked "Rex Begonia" at my grocery store. Has an almost round leaf (kinda' heart shaped) that is dark green with light green veins. The leaf is very rough. Now it is growing long pink "threads" with tiny little bunches of leaves on the ends. If I ever get my camera to work again, I will post a picture. Does this description ring a bell? Is it really a Begonia?
Pati

edited to add: Your plants are just gorgeous!!!!!

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flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

August 26, 2004
6:09 PM

Post #1020511

Pati,

It sounds like Saxifraga stolonifera aka Strawberry Begonia. The little stalons resemble the strawberry growth (plantletts).

gumlla

gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

August 26, 2004
6:26 PM

Post #1020533

Daisy I think you have the best collection in Begonias.
flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

August 26, 2004
7:56 PM

Post #1020691

Hi Gumlla,

Maybe not the best now but it will be some day! Thank YOU!
patischell
Fort Pierce, FL
(Zone 10a)

August 27, 2004
12:08 PM

Post #1021600

FJ, thank you so much. This poor plant was all dried out and looked like it wasn't long for this world when I bought it. I am so proud of how it has made a come-back. I seem to be more successful with no name orphan plants than with the nursery grown plants. Perhaps they are just grateful *grin*
Pati
patischell
Fort Pierce, FL
(Zone 10a)

August 28, 2004
7:16 PM

Post #1023735

FJ, one more question please. I found a website about my strawberry girl, and it said you could start them from the little plantletts, but it didn't say how. Will they grow roots like a spider plant? When do you cut them off?
Pati

gumlla

gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

September 16, 2004
8:38 PM

Post #1052660

Daisy
Do you have adult plants? Because I want to see, how are these looking when adult?
flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

September 16, 2004
11:58 PM

Post #1052937

Gumlla,

Which ones are you interested in? I'll post pictures of what they look like now.

Daisy

gumlla

gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

September 17, 2004
5:38 AM

Post #1053312

Daisy
Your all Begonias are very beautiful, I want to see all. Please start a new thread of Begonias.
flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

September 17, 2004
9:20 PM

Post #1054296

Gumlla.

OK. Next week. But guess WHAT! Anwar Ratol Mangos germinated...all three you sent me the first time...I'm hapy dancing.!!!!!

Thanks a bunch!
Daisy

gumlla

gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

September 18, 2004
12:49 PM

Post #1055123

Wow... I am also dancing, after reading this great news. Okay next week I will wait for your pictures. Oh yeah what about sale pictures?

gumlla

gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

September 20, 2004
6:30 AM

Post #1057840

Daisy do you have Begonia Escargot ?
rcn48
Lexington, VA
(Zone 6a)

October 5, 2004
9:36 AM

Post #1080193

Just found this thread after browsing the forums. Wanted to post pic of one of our favorite Rex Begonias - 'Fireworks'.

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flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

October 11, 2004
2:04 PM

Post #1089409

gumlla,

I had escargo at one time but it died a long time ago and I never replaced it.

rcn48,

WOW! Fireworks is a beauty! I collect them as you can see. If you ever have pup off of yours and you want to trade let me know.

Daisy

gumlla

gumlla
Mirpur (A.K)
Pakistan
(Zone 9b)

October 11, 2004
6:03 PM

Post #1089787

Fireworks is really very beautiful.
mkjones
Aurora, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 4, 2005
10:55 PM

Post #1671668

Ok...I say you get busy deciding to trade w/me flowerjunkie! I LIKE your begonias!!

I have:
Fairy
Persian Brocade
White Chandelier
Don Miller
Josephine
Norma Pfrunder
Foliosa
Nigramarga (dwarf rex)
Thelmae...and somebody else, I'm sure...lol

Wanna trade any cuttings with me? Dmail if so...=)

MKJ
flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

August 5, 2005
1:18 AM

Post #1671934

mkjones

You have mail.

Daisy
kathyvm
Fruitport, MI
(Zone 5a)

August 9, 2005
1:04 AM

Post #1680268

Flowerjunkie

I really like you cane type begonia with silvery leaves. I have about 40 different begonias. I don't have that one. I have 2 different types of cane type begonias already rooted. I also have a strawberry begonia started and a lots if rex begonias. Would you like to do a trade?

rcn48 Your fireworks begonia is beautiful also.

Kathy
PerennialGirl
Winnipeg, MB
(Zone 4a)

August 21, 2005
4:31 PM

Post #1708721

Daisy you have an impressive collection of begonias!!! I really like the look of Carolinafolia and the Cowardly Lion. Haven't seen those around here.
:) Donna
mkjones
Aurora, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 21, 2005
6:26 PM

Post #1708988

I second Kathy, rcn48! That 'Fireworks' of yours comes by its name honestly--smashing! =D
flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

August 23, 2005
11:57 PM

Post #1715034

kathyvm,

Send me photos of you cane begonias. Always up for a trade to add something new to my collection.

Thanks,

Daisy
kathyvm
Fruitport, MI
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2005
3:05 AM

Post #1715422

Daisy,

Here is the cane begonia - Sophie Cecil. I'll have to get a good picture of the other cane begonia that I have. I'm not sure on it's name yet. Mscritterkeeper is helping me to identify it but needs better pics. I'll get one soon.

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rcn48
Lexington, VA
(Zone 6a)

August 24, 2005
9:06 AM

Post #1715697

Ok Daisy, now I'm in trouble :) Even though I haven't been really satisfied with Logee's, I ordered five new Rexes yesterday! I figure it wasn't their fault before that I didn't take care of them properly and they're just too hard to resist.

Thanks for the compliments on Fireworks - unfortunately I don't have it anymore - that was a picture from two years ago and it WAS beautiful!
flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

August 25, 2005
3:11 PM

Post #1718786

kathyvm,

Nice photo of Sophie Cecil. I just got a very large plant from my mother a couple of weeks ago. I have had her before but lost her.

Thanks for the photo
flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

August 25, 2005
3:19 PM

Post #1718803

Debra,

Ohhh. I hope you get some healthy nice size plants this time. I have never been impressed with Logee's plants. They send tiny tiny plants for too much money. I purchased my first brugmansia from them and it was DOA. They replaced it right away with a 2 inch tall peaches and cream brugmansia that never grew and rotted during the winter since it was so small. Needless to say I never and will never spend my money with them again no matter how nice the photos are.

Wish you the best of luck in what they ship you. :-)

Daisy

vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 25, 2005
3:29 PM

Post #1718824

Daisy you are absolutely right. they have beautiful plants/flowers in those catalogs, but for the money, there is very little value. I bought Hib. Edna Boegert from them, died, they replaced but replacement is sickly also. Compared to other trop. hibiscus I've gotten at HD and other less select places, they are doing very poorly.

Unless I become a geranium nut, I probably won't buy from them again.
rcn48
Lexington, VA
(Zone 6a)

August 26, 2005
7:51 AM

Post #1720529

Daisy and vossner, I agree with everything you said about Logees - but I'm going to give them one more try. I just couldn't help myself! I emailed them with a question about a cultivar that was out of stock before ordering and received a prompt response from Margaret in their Customer Service Department. We emailed back and forth several times before placing my order. There was one Rex that wasn't showing up on their website that I wanted to order so I picked up the telephone after placing my order and Margaret was the one who answered the phone! Very pleasant woman and extremely helpful. So maybe this time I'll have better luck. I'll let you know how the plants look when they arrive.
rcn48
Lexington, VA
(Zone 6a)

August 26, 2005
9:29 AM

Post #1720563

I forgot that I wanted to post a pic of 'Connie Boswell'. Took this photo in the greenhouse at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, VA last spring and have been searching for it to buy ever since. Logee's informed me that 'Connie Boswell' is a cross of Rex and Begonia diadema (sp?) and they had eight in stock so I added it to my order and will try it to see if it is indeed the plant I've been searching for.

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vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 26, 2005
2:06 PM

Post #1720839

Enjoy your purchase as I'm sure you know what is best for you. I think our comments were not made to discourage anybody from buying from Logees, but rather to be more aware that Logees understands the value of good customer service and they make sure it's reflected in the price. LOL

Also, my experience may be in the minority. I contacted a lady that had purchase the same hibiscus from them (before I bought mine), and she sent me a pix. After 3 years the thing was monstrous!

This message was edited Aug 26, 2005 9:50 AM
mkjones
Aurora, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 26, 2005
2:48 PM

Post #1720923

Daisy & Voss--I'm with you on Logee's! LOVELY catalogue & site...get me every time. BUT, for the money...the size and sickliness of the plants makes it a waste. I hate it, but I'm trying to buy elsewhere now...not worth it. Finally broke down and bought variegated 'Prince Rupert' geranium from them...and well, you can guess where it is...garbage...dang it anyway. =(
Allison_FL
Dunedin, FL
(Zone 10b)

November 7, 2005
6:46 PM

Post #1862387

Wonderful collection ! I am really enjoying everyones pictures ! Thanks for sharing ! Allison
fancyflea
Wharton, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 2, 2009
8:28 PM

Post #5957432

Hi there flowerjunkie. I noticed that you have a BU434 begonia which I think is beautiful. I too purchased 2 cuttings about one year ago which rooted and were doing good for about 6 months. Last summer I lost one to over watering. I have one left but it is not doing very well. If it dries out(not too often) it instanstly droops but revives when it gets watered. The leaves dry out sometimes before they mature. I have put it in sun and indirect sun indoors but it is not looking good. Is yours still alive and do you have any tips on keeping beautiful begonia healthy?

Lis
fburg696
Farmersburg, IN

January 2, 2009
9:13 PM

Post #5957577

All the begonias are very nice, i especially like the BU434 Looking Glass and bunchii. So many different shapes its impossible to choose a favorite.
flowerjunkie
Hot Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 10, 2009
2:27 PM

Post #6119426

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