Sunday, November 15, 2009

Pretty picture: Begonia assortment

This is an old picture from work of some vile Rieger Begonias. It's not a great picture, but I didn't have a lot of time to look for a better one in the archives, and I'm not a fan of Rieger Begonias anyway, so this is probably as good as it gets.


lynn'sgarden said...

Thanks for the cheery photo on this dark, grey day! Not a fan...??? I would like one of each color, please ;)

mr_subjunctive said...

Not a fan because they didn't do especially well in the greenhouse: the leaves tended to mildew, and the flowers got gray, burnt edges to the petals sometimes, and flowers would drop to the table and begin to rot if nobody picked them off in time. It's not that they're not pretty, they're just (like most Begonias) more trouble than I think they're worth.

Kenneth Moore said...

Cane Begonia's where it's at!

My coworkers got Rieger Begonias for mothers' day or whatnot--they all rotted at the base within weeks. They're tricky and not worthwhile. I think most are icky, too--except for some Rexes and canes. Basically, the ones you don't grow for the flowers. They make me happy. :D