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July 14, 2006
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begoniacrazii
Northern California, CA
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July 14, 2006
11:54 PM

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This thread is for sticky links if you have a link you want added to this sticky, PLEASE DMAIL ME (BEGONIACRAZII) http://davesgarden.com/mail/pmail.php?user=begoniacrazii to have it posted here.


If any links are no longer valid, broken OR if you have additional links to add, please DMail them to me along with the category you think they should fall under. http://davesgarden.com/mail/pmail.php?user=begoniacrazii.











This small section is to note the newest links added since the previous update




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June 8, 2007

New section on Rieger Begonia care and info (AKA Winter flowering Begonias or Hiemalis Begonias (see below)

New links to tuberous begonias.

Several Gallery links fixed or noted as broken (leaving them here in case the web owner fixes them)

New Vendor added
Taylor Greenhouses (Sells a wide variety of Begonias)
http://www.taylorgreenhouses.com/begonia.html

I think there are a few other new additions not listed above




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Begonia Culture, Care, Vendors & Links to Begonia Related sites

In this thread, you will find a list of member contributed and compiled information and internet links pertaining to Begonias, their care, culture and much more. This thread is for everyone who whishes to know more about about Begonias.




Culture & Care

General Care and Information by Brad Thompson


One of the best jumping off places is Brad Thompson’s newly revised web site. His cultivars are now being sold by Kartuz Nursery (see link in the vendor section).
This is a super web site with just about everything you could want to know about begonias.
http://www.bradsbegoniaworld.com/

Begonia Culture, covering show classification, growing, propagation and pollination


http://absastro.tripod.com/culture.htm




General Cultural Requirements


http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Canopy/8771/table_of_contents.htm
http://www.claresbegonias.com/
http://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheets/hgic1552.htm (Tips for Growing Begonias indoors)
http://mrec.ifas.ufl.edu/foliage/folnotes/begonias.htm (General info including Diseases & Pests)
http://www.dragonwingbegonia.com/faq.htm (Everything ‘Dragon Wing’)




Rex cultorum Culture


http://www.begonias.org/greenhouse/bArticle.asp?ArticleID=29
http://www.bradsbegoniaworld.com/rex.htm




Terrarium Culture


http://www.begonias.ca/wint_terrarium.htm (Terrariums and Bottle Gardens)
and where to buy ball terrariums
http://www.kitchen-classics.com/fruit_ripener.htm (fruit ripener type of ball terrarium)
http://www.gizmos-gadgets.com/globe_terrariums.html (Globe/ball type terrariums)
http://www.gizmos-gadgets.com/globe_terrariums_links.html (Terrarium links & How-To’s)





Growing Tuberous Begonias
http://www.weidners.com/tbegonia.html
http://www.gardenguides.com/articles/begonias.htm
http://www.extension.umn.edu/yardandgarden/ygbriefs/h119begonias.html
http://www.berkeleyhort.com/bulbs/begonias.html
http://www.gardenhive.com/flowers/begonias/grow/tubers/
http://www2.ville.montreal.qc.ca/jardin2/voirPlanteEN.do?idPlante=21
http://home.howstuffworks.com/tuberous-begonia.htm
http://ezinearticles.com/?Tuberous-Begonias&id=1788


Rieger Begonia care and info
http://www.begonias.org/begonian/begonianItem.asp?ArticleID=100
http://www.actahort.org/books/14/14_5.htm
http://www.denverplants.com/flower/html/begon_rie.htm
http://web1.msue.msu.edu/imp/modzz/00000191.html
http://gardening.mweb.co.za/0037.htm
http://www.netpamj.com/rieger-begonia.htm
http://davesgarden.com/pf/adv_search.php?searcher[common]=&searcher[family]=Begoniaceae&searcher[genus]=Begonia&searcher[species]=x%20hiemalis&searcher[cultivar]=&searcher[hybridizer]=&Search=Search


Growing Begonias under Lights
http://www.begonias.ca/wint_fluorescents.htm
http://www.begonias.ca/wint_light_ct.htm
http://www.begonias.ca/tubes.htm

Begonia Diseases (A list of diseases and their management)


http://www.ppath.cas.psu.edu/EXTENSION/PLANT_DISEASE/begonia.html
http://www.begonias.ca/bhel_trouble.htm Troubleshooting Begonia problems





Home-Made Remedies and Treatments for Pests and Diseases


http://www.firstrays.com/remedies.htm




More info on some Pests


http://www.firstrays.com/pests.htm




Amen Brother Brad! Advise on Advise!


http://www.bradsbegoniaworld.com/advice.htm




Begonia Soil Recipes
http://www.begonias.ca/soils.htm (After you read the recpie page, re-read Brad’s link above on Advise!)


Taxonomy And Horticultural info



Begonia Types


http://www.bradsbegoniaworld.com/types.htm
http://swregion.tripod.com/program/classification.htm Begonia Show Classifications
http://www.begonias.org/greenhouse/index.asp
http://www.pssc.ttu.edu/pss1411cd/PLANTID/begonia/begonia.htm (Begonia semperflorens)
http://www.begonias.ca/bhel_identification.htm (Identification guide)




FAQ & General Care Information


I think I can refer you back to Brad’s site for general info.
http://www.bradsbegoniaworld.com/

Shipping Begonia Cuttings and Plants by Bill Claybaugh
http://swregion.tripod.com/program/shipping.htm

Growing Begonias from Seed ~ The Easy Way, by Freda Holley, 1998
http://swregion.tripod.com/program/growfromseed.htm (part one)
http://swregion.tripod.com/program/growfromseed2.htm (part two)



Begonia Books


Mark Tebbitt’s new book on Begonias


http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0881927333/qid=1151964228/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/102-4831771-9900135?v=glance&s=books

Begonia Book Lists


http://www5b.biglobe.ne.jp/~jbs/books2.htm
http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Canopy/8771/books.htm
http://begonias.com/

Sources & Supplies




Plants (Please Refer to Garden for vendor information and ratings)


Vendors are listed in no particular order


Logee's Greenhouses
http://www.logees.com/products.asp?dept=25

Palm Hammock Orchid Estate (aka PHOE)
http://members.tripod.com/~PalmHammockOrchidEst/phoe.html (contact them to see if they do mail order)

Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses (Rex Begonias)
http://www.lyndonlyon.com/

Rob’s Violets, The Violet Barn (specializes in smaller or terrarium varieties of Rex cultorum)
http://www.robsviolet.com/begonias.htm

Antonelli Brothers (Tuberous)
http://www.antonellibegonias.com/

Glass House Works
http://www.glasshouseworks.com/trop-b.html

Firmly Planted
http://www.firmlyplanted.net/

Belisle's Violet House
http://www.belislesviolethouse.com/

Pat’s Pets
http://www.jcn1.com/patspets/INDEX1.HTM

Yucca Do Nursery
http://yuccado.com

Kartuz Greenhouses
http://www.kartuz.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc

Accents For home and Garden
http://www.accentsforhomeandgarden.com/productCat15251.ctlg

Rare Flora/Gardino Nursery Corp.
http://www.rareflora.com/list5.htm

Cottage Gardens
http://www.cottgardens.com/Annuals_Perennials_Tropicals.htm

Singing Springs Nursery
http://www.singingspringsnursery.com/#Begonia

Lauray of Salibury
http://lauray.com/contents/begonias.htm

Gardens Oyvey (Begonia grandis only at this time)
http://www.gardensoyvey.com

Plant Delights Nursery, Inc
http://www.plantdelights.com/

Avant Gardens
http://www.avantgardensne.com/

Annie’s Annuals & Perennials
http://www.anniesannuals.com/default.asp

Firmly Planted
http://www.firmlyplanted.net/

Bonnie’s Greenhouse
http://thecityofwaco.com/bonnies-greenhouse/

Big Dipper Farm
http://www.bigdipperfarm.com/

Hortus Botanicus
http://roses2plant.stores.yahoo.net/index.html

Baker’s Acres (No mail order at this point, but worth a mention due to their wide selection in their nursery-visitors welcome)
http://www.bakersacresgreenhouse.com/annuals_small_page1.htm

Plant Safari
http://www.plantsafari.com/

Blue Fox Farm
http://www.bluefoxfarm.com/

Plants For Kids (Sells Rex Begonias)
http://www.plantsforkids.com/rexbegonias.html

Black Jungle Exotics and Tropicals (terrarium begonia)
http://www.blackjungle.com

Nicholls Garden (minimum order, sells b. grandis & b. sutherlandii)
http://www.nichollsgardens.com/index.htm

Taylor Greenhouses (Sells a wide variety of Begonias)
http://www.taylorgreenhouses.com/begonia.html

Dibley’s Nursery (UK and EU shipping only but worth a look!)
http://www.dibleys.com/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Foliage_Begonias_25.html

Shirley Tasker’s Begonia page (may or may not sell cuttings to the USA)
http://www.stbegonias.com/begonias.htm

Additionally, there are more vendors listed on Dave’s (some listed as selling begonias, no longer have begonias listed on their web sites for sale)
http://davesgarden.com/gwd/advanced.php?category=136

Seeds

http://mpeixoto.sites.uol.com.br/begonia/fotobegonia.html (Mauro Peixoto’s web site - has many species seeds avail. as well as many other plant seeds – Gallery as well)

http://www.edirectory.co.uk/chilternseeds/ (Has various Begonia seeds, ships to USA)

Growing supplies


http://www.indoorgardensupplies.com/ (Lights, light stands, seed starting supplies)
http://www.secretgardenrareplants.com/catalog.cfm?category_id=16 (plastic pots & other supplies, also sells a few begonias)
http://www.novoselenterprises.com/default.asp (plastic pots and more)
http://www.charleysgreenhouse.com/ (hobby greenhouse supply & more)
http://www.begonias.com/ (no longer selling begonias online but sells supplies/books)
http://www.dpind.com/ (tags, markers & stakes)

Plant Stand Gallery & Info


http://www.jimmietoney.com/stand.html
http://www.avsa.org/PlantStands.html

Begonia Species Bank


http://www.fwbg.org/begonia.htm (Ft. Worth, TX Botanic Garden, The Begonia Species Bank includes more than 1000 taxa)

Botanical Gardens


http://www.begonia.rochefort.fr/liens.htm


Galleries



Some Foreign Language sites can be translated by going to
http://babelfish.yahoo.com/

http://www.golatofski.de/Pflanzenreich/gattung/b/begonia.htm
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v240/zekehuang/Begonias/
http://mpeixoto.sites.uol.com.br/begonia/fotobegonia1.html Mauro Peixoto’s web site gallery)

http://sciweb.nybg.org/Science2/hcol/lists/begoniaceae.html (New York Botanical Garden Virtual Herbarium, some have photos of begonia specimens in the collection)

http://www.begonia-net.com/index.html (One of my favorite sites for images, Japanese site, not translated)

http://www.pbase.com/missy_gardenwhimsy/angel_wing_begonias (Cane Begonia gallery)
http://www.kwekerijhoefnagels.nl/assortment.html (Great for Rex ID, Some cultivar names appear to be truncated)
http://www.billmooreco.com/vendor_plants.php?vendor_no=789 (Another site for Rex ID)
http://boomanfloral.com/lp_products.htm (click on the Rex links)
http://www.provenwinners.com/plants/default.cfm?doSearch=1&searchGenus=Begonia
http://begonias.com/greenhouse_03.html
http://www.begonia.rochefort.fr/IndexCV.htm (Cultivar Photos) link currently broken
http://www.begonia.rochefort.fr/IndexBot.htm (Species Photos) link currently broken
http://home.austarnet.com.au/paulas/web%20album/index.htm
http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/plantguides/results.asp?family=BEGONIACEAE&pagenum=1&intPerPage=100
http://www.stbegonias.com/begonias.htm (may ship cuttings to the US?)
http://perso.orange.fr/asianflora2/Begoniaceae/liste_begoniaceae.htm
http://www.wretch.cc/album/album.php?id=pruns&book=1 (Japanese site with nifty background music!)
http://www.pickoftheplanet.com/b.html (begonia images for reference)
http://www.excelsagardens.com/Products/EGProductLookup.asp?IHCLASS=Begonia
http://www.begonias.com/main.html
http://biotech.tipo.gov.tw/plantjpg/1/
http://www.boomanfloral.com/lp_gac.htm (gallery of rex type begonias)
http://www48.tok2.com/home/bulb/letter-Begonia-H17.htm (Japanese site)
http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/plantguides/color_images.asp (type ‘begonia’ under FAMILY begins with…)
http://opgc.osu.edu/Priority_Genera/Begonia_Photos/index.php
http://fp.nbswebsite.f9.co.uk/ (Click on the link to member’s gallery pages)

http://pageperso.aol.fr/novaeee/photo%20main.htm (gallery of the French Begonia Society)

Clubs, Organizations and Forums


American Begonia Society
http://www.begonias.org/index.asp

ABS ~ Astro Branch
http://absastro.tripod.com/

Canadian Begonia Society
http://www.begonias.ca/

BC Fuchsia and Begonia Society (British Columbia)
http://www.bcfuchsiasociety.com/

The National Begonia Society
http://fp.nbswebsite.f9.co.uk/index.htm

East of Scotland Begonia Society
http://www.eosbegonias.force9.co.uk/

Scottish Begonia Society
http://scottishbegoniasociety.co.uk/1.html

Japanese Begonia Society (translated version)
http://www5b.biglobe.ne.jp/~jbs/index2.htm

Fench Begonia Society (AFABEGO Association Française des Amateurs de Bégonias)
http://pageperso.aol.fr/novaeee/index.htm

New Zealand Begonia Society
http://www.geocities.com/rainforest/canopy/8771/

MISC. Links about begonias


Kenny’s Begonias (Tuberous info and photos)
http://www.redadmiral-begonias.com/

French Begonia Catalog (for what it’s worth)
http://jaroche.club.fr/index.html

19th Century Begonia Art
http://www.begoniagrower.com/art/




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