February 26, 2019

Blooming Begonias in My Greenhouse

As many of you know, I have a large collection of begonias, and it's expanding more every year - these plants just thrive in my Bedford, New York greenhouse.

The genus begonia contains about 1500 different plant species and hundreds of hybrids. They are native to tropical and subtropical climates, so many specimens are kept indoors as ornamental houseplants. I often bring specimens in to decorate my home when I entertain. Rhizomatous begonias come in an array of sizes, colors and textures, and can be small or large, smooth or veiny, with bold accents of red, copper and silver or subtle shades of green - I’m certain there’s at least one begonia that would inspire and captivate any gardener.

As you will notice in these photos, so many of my begonias are blooming right now, with their small, delicate flowers rising above the foliage. Enjoy.