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Begonias

These outrageously colorful annuals can take a deep, shaded garden into a place one can dream about. The blooms seem to glow under the trees. Begonias, named after the famous French botanist, Michel Begon, come from South and Central America, Africa and Southeast Asia. They come with over 1500 species of the plant.

Given to England in the 1700's, begonias have been brought through many levels of cultivations. Besides their growth in beauty of the landscapes and their enlightenment in culinary endeavors.

 

Landscape Design Tips

White Begonias

Begonias look awesome as edging or border plants. They also look great in hanging baskets or flower planters. Trailing or drifting begonias fill in the spaces on rock walls and create a "living wall" effect. If you can't get enough of the flowers, they can be dug up later in the growing season and repotted as household plants over the winter.

Landscape Design Tips and Growing Begonias

Plant them in light or partial shade for them to do well. Some begonias will tolerate full sun as long as you keep them moist. Begonias prefer a fertile, well-drained soil with a slightly acidic or neutral pH. It's smart for the soil to be dried out a little between waterings. It involves their roots to stretch. In their beginning days peat moss entitles their roots to grow and their health to perform well.

 

Like it has been said in this article; these outrageously colorful annuals can take a deep, shaded garden into a place one can dream about.


 



 

 
 
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