Beutiful Begonia

With 1,831 species, Begonia is one of the largest genera of flowering plants. The species are terrestrial (sometimes epiphytic) herbs or undershrubs, and occur in subtropical and tropical moist climates, in South and Central America, Africa, and southern Asia.  Begonia x hiemalis is a tuberous type, sometimes called Rieger or winter-flowering begonia. As a houseplant, they prefer a bright area, which is necessary for continued flowering. Keep them near a sunny window, but avoid direct sunlight.  Hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10 to 11, Rieger begonias are usually grown as houseplants. Many people buy them in the fall to have flowers in the home all winter.

 

 

Last week I put on a mask and went to Publix Supermarket for the first time in 3 months.  The first place in the store I visited was the garden section. I looked at all the fresh bouquets and potted plants.  I decided I wanted something new that would give me flowers for a while and selected a bright pink begonia in a pot.

 

 

 

There were several others in a light pink, but I liked the more tropical feel of the brighter pink, like a Florida summer.

 

 

 

I put it in a white flower pot on the dining table.  I put it there in the afternoon.  Mornings I keep it on a table with my anthuriums by the living room window. It likes filtered light in the morning and shade in the afternoon. I’m happy to move it around.

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for dropping by – hope you’re having a great June but stay safe!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Carol

I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

32 thoughts to “Beutiful Begonia”

  1. I’m glad you got to the store after a long time away. I haven’t done that. I would love to visit a garden centre to get some new plants, but there are too many people waiting due to social distancing and the weather has not been suitable either. A pretty begonia makes a lovely change to have indoors.

  2. Begonias are very popular in Finland too.Yours has a beautiful color. Enjoy your weekend, stay safe Carol.

  3. I’ve come to the conclusion that if I don’t know what a plant is then its a begonia

    Thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

    1. thanks Laurie – I’ve purchased food thru home delivery but I really miss visiting the floral dept.

    1. I tried once ordering flowers with my groceries using Instacart – nice flowers but it wasn’t the same as actually choosing them

  4. One of the flowers that I find more hardy and last for me as I don’t have a green thumb at all. This one is very pretty. Have a great day.

  5. There is nothing like flowers to cheer and boost your mood. Begonias were good choice. i’ve never tried to grow them indoors. I have to admit that I have tried these outside (when the impatien wilt was in full swing around here in the Northeast U.S.) and I had problems – I think I may have watered them too much. Hope yours thrives!

  6. How wonderful that you got out and about! Begonias are a favorite of mine, so thanks for the lovely photos!

    I’m glad you are a part of ‘My Corner of the World’ this week! Thanks for linking up.

  7. What a lovely colour and what a good idea to move it around, so it gets enough colour, but not too much!
    #mysundayphoto

  8. They are such a pretty red colour and look like they would cheer up a room perfectly! #mysundayphoto

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