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As usual I am running with a theme this week. It has been wet here. Very wet. By mid morning on the 1st of March we had reached our usual monthly average rainfall. It has been raining almost constantly since.
I like the rain. It is good for the garden, provides me with a perfect excuse not to be weeding and keeps the temperatures down. All good things. Just the same, it has been a touch grey and gloomy outside.
So today I am bringing you the begonias which live on our front veranda and add colour to every day.
Wow - that's a lot of begonias! Can't grow them that well here, but I remember seeing amazing ones in Victoria...ReplyDelete
We get obsessed. If we plant one thing and it thrives we buy another ten. The begonias have been in their spot on the veranda for some years now.Delete
I love the colour of that first one. Your garden is very floral!ReplyDelete
toushka lee: That first one just about glows in the dark - we love it too.Delete
Beautiful begonias! We've got your "grey" but not your warm temps or beautiful flowers. I'm looking forward to the change in seasons!ReplyDelete
Ron Dudley: I am also looking forward to the change in seasons. I much prefer Autumn and Winter which are much kinder to me than the hot weather.Delete
How wonderful to step out into all that colour every day.ReplyDelete
mybabyjohn/Delores: It is nice to have the splash of colour by the front door. Welcoming and cheery.Delete
Gorgeous flowers! I'm a touch envious, there is a severe lack of flowers here. I'm working on it though!ReplyDelete
Veronica Foale: Our garden is a work in progress. Often slow progress. Good luck with yours.Delete
I love the one with the red contrasting with the green spotted leaves. What wonderful pictures! Thanks for sharing your pretty flowers with me. :-)ReplyDelete
DJan: Lots of begonias have lovely contrasting leaves. A joy.Delete
Gorgeous! What are the names of #3 and #6 photos. My mom had ones like these. One was in a five gallon lard can, and it grew to the ceiling (10 ft.). The blooms were so fragrant, hung down like grapes. She said it was "Angel wing" to the best of her knowledge.ReplyDelete
Susan Kane: To the best of my knowledge your mother was right and they are 'Angel Wings'. We bought them from markets rather than nurseries so they came to us unnamed. A ten foot begonia would be an amazing sight - frost cuts ours back well before that.Delete
Such a lovely selection! I have never grown begonias because I don't have a sheltered verandah-y place where they would be happy. These are just stunning; I love the vibrant colours, but the delicate pink-and-white are my favourites. Thanks for brightening my day.ReplyDelete
Alexia: I think the pink and white ones are called Strawberries and cream.Delete
Bonza photos. I especially like the white Begonias with just a delicate sprinkle of pink on the petals in the 2nd & 5th photos :-).ReplyDelete
So colourful! I love begonias, but don't seem to be able to grow them. My mum took a cutting from the last dying one I had and it grew in her back porch for years and years! My front porch is exposed to all weathers especially hot, hot sun, so I need to find suitable pot plants to go with the jades.ReplyDelete
River: Our begonias are not in direct sunlight for very much of the day. They hide behind the Camellias. Perhaps some succulents would like to be on your front porch with the Jade.Delete
These are so pretty EC! I'm afraid I have a brown thumb, I grow weeds...but hey, they are great weeds. Hope the weather cools off for you!ReplyDelete
Karen: We grow some pretty impressive weeds here too. My father always said 'if it grows well it is a weed' and I think he was right.Delete
It is cooler today, but way too humid. Never satisfied.
So lovely. Are you having to water every day because of the heat there? Just wondering - these blooms look very healthy.ReplyDelete
Lynn: We have had a much wetter summer than usual so they have required very little additional watering. I have a worm farm and they do get worm water quite often.Delete
They're beautiful! I have been growing an angel wing for 10 years. It grows and grows but has never flowered. :(ReplyDelete
Austan: How mean of your Angel Wing not to flower. And how frustrating.Delete
They are beautiful. I wish I had a green thumb like you do!ReplyDelete
jenny_o: Thank you. There are quite a number of plants that I kill. Maiden hair fern simply will not grow for me. Or gardenais. or daphne for more than a season.Delete
Aren't begonias wonderful! Maybe I will try some more this year. There are so many varities! I love your pictures.ReplyDelete
Teresa: Thank you. And yes, you are right there are so many varieties (and I love them all).Delete
Those colours and flowers are utterly gorgeous!ReplyDelete
LadyFi: Thank you. They are vibrant aren't they?Delete
I like rain, shine, and this post!ReplyDelete
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Cloudia: Thank you, lots.Delete
Superb, a delight for the eyes.ReplyDelete
Dave King: Thank you.Delete
I'm seeing an orange theme to many of our photographs this morning! Thank you for the beautiful flowers!ReplyDelete
Cindi: Thank you, the colours are cheerful aren't they?Delete
Beautiful, wish I could grow flowers that pretty in my garden! Looking forward to doing my own Sunday Selection now... Lovely blog :-) xReplyDelete
xxx Hannah xxx: Welcome and thank you. I do get obsessional in the garden.Delete
Oh you have a veranda. I'm so jealous. And it must be a feast of colour too. Very pretty begonias.ReplyDelete
Carolina: It is only a small veranda, and not fancy. The begonias brighten it up though.Delete
A lovely splash of colour, really appreciated because Spring here seems to have reverted back to Winter, with snow on the hills this morning.ReplyDelete
Relatively Retiring: Thank you. We are getting Summer back again today. The weather seems to be a tad odd worldwide. I am really, really looking forward to the cooler months.Delete
Wow, those ARE gorgeous begonias!ReplyDelete
My mother-in-law loved begonias and always had them planted in her garden. I never have any luck with them.
Jay at the Depp Effect: Out begonias thrive on neglect and water from the worm farm. It seems to be a matter of finding the right spot and leaving them alone.Delete
These are so beautiful that I could not pick a favReplyDelete
Kim @ Stuff: Thank you.Delete
Anything that keeps you from having to drag around a garden hose in the heat has to not be all bad. Your flowers, as usual, are gorgeous! Always a delight to see snippets of your garden.ReplyDelete
Paper Chipmunk: I can't see that anything is going to need watering for a while. And you are so right about the relief from dragging a hose and/or watering cans.Delete
I think my next post might be of the weeds that are thriving.
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Absolutely Stunning photos!! begonias are my Dad's favorite... he takes them out of the soil in winter and puts them in the cellar!Delete
Hi Nicky: I remember that you said that your Dad liked begonias. I just leave them in the pot year after year.Delete
So beautiful! I've never seen orange ones like that.ReplyDelete
I smell them over here.
Lynn: They are spectacular - make me smile every year.ReplyDelete
My Inner Chick: Thank you.