January 10, 2019

Caring for My Begonias

I have long loved begonias - with their bold, beautiful foliage and delicate flowers, it’s hard to resist such an amazing family of plants.

There are thousands of species and varieties of begonias. Some are classified as tuberous, and others as fibrous, but it’s the rhizomatous begonias that make beautiful houseplants all year long because of the amazing colors, shapes, sizes, and textures of their foliage. During the winter months, the plants flower, but they are mostly prized for their extravagant greenery.

On weekends, when I am not busy traveling for work, I love to spend hours and hours working in my greenhouses - watering, trimming, cleaning and assessing what plants need repotting or moving. Over the last few weeks, my head gardener, Ryan McCallister, and I have given a lot of attention to these gorgeous begonias - and they all look stunning. Enjoy these photos.