Begonia Convert – written by Alison Levey

I think I am like a lot of people who were put off begonias at an early age.  To be frank, I have killed a lot of begonias in my time and had come to view them as finicky and sensitive things that were not worth the bother. I had long-since crossed them off my...

Basket and Exhibition Begonias

I am growing both basket and exhibition begonias this year. My first baskets of begonias are the ‘Apricot Shades’ variety from Thompson & Morgan. I was able to save some of the tubers from last year and I  started these off in early February using a...

Begonias are back…did they ever leave?

Working in the retail horticulture industry for the past twenty three years has taught me almost everything that I know about plants. With no formal training, I confess to not being an expert in any particular area but more of a ‘jack of all, master of...

Begonias just like Grandma grew…?

Begonias just like Grandma grew…? If you’re sitting there thinking begonias are old-fashioned and only confined to the gardens of our grandparents, then when did you last take a look…? The begonia world has changed beyond recognition! Breeders around the...