Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Saturday, March 19, 2011

It seems I am hopeless when it comes to

over wintering geraniums, but it appears I have a green thumb when it comes to begonias.

Last year I bought this lovely Bonfire begonia and at the end of the season I decided to see if I would have any luck in over wintering it.

About three weeks ago I began giving the plant a very little water, then just last week I noticed a very tiny bud had appeared. The past few days the plant has grown at an astonishing rate.



As the Bonfire begonia is growing on one side of the pot, I have planted this yellow begonia on the opposite side so it won't look so lopsided.

I think several hanging pots of begonias will look lovely surrounding the shaded front entry into our house, so here is a photo of the packet of begonias I have chosen to grow in the second hanging pot.

I have had success in overwintering Amaryllis but that is a post for another day.

6 comments:

Jenni said...

I've never considered wintering over begonia's..what a great idea! Looks like you'll have some beautiful pots to grace your porch!

meemsnyc said...

I love begonias. I bought one in the middle of the winter, but It did not survive. They are gorgeous flowers though!

Darla said...

I am learning that there are a lot of different begonias..these are really pretty KeeWee.

Grace Peterson said...

Kudos to you for successfully wintering your begonias! How lovely they'll look on your front entry. Now if those darn geraniums would stop being such devils. LOL

Bonnie said...

I wintered over one begonia, it was blooming right up until a couple weeks ago, but the plant still looks great. My geraniums are doing well too.

Kim and Victoria said...

Good for you.
I'm hoping to see some life in my overwintered geraniums. Time will tell.