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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?
annnd the last one for now...my camera needs recharging LOL!
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.
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.
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!!!!
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?
Thank you! I lost my B. Looking Glass this past winter.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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
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.
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.
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!
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
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!
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.
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.
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?
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*
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?
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?
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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. =(
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?