August 1st, 2011
Planting Wax Begonias in the Garden
Posted by F&S
We, Frenchies, like to keep the gardens looking good for as long as possible. After the spring-flowering plants have faded away, we look to robust annuals to take their places in the borders. Wax begonias are a really good choice.
1 You know, Sharkey - the garden looks great, but there's always room for improvement. I think a border of wax begonias would really add a nice touch.
2 Great idea, Fanny! Wax begonias, or fibrous begonias, are annuals that are known for their uniform size and shapeliness.
3 I'll start digging holes with the trowel. These plants perform best in rich and well-drained soil, which is what we have here at the farm.
4 This versatile begonia is known for producing nonstop flowers in bright or shady locations.
5 That's right, Sharkey! They're also weather-resistant and perfect for use in edgings, mass plantings, window boxes, and other planters. They can even be grown indoors!
6 Wax begonias come in many colors such as white, red, and pink. And their waxy leaves are green, bronze, or brownish.
7 Only a few more to go. Keep digging, Sharkey!
8 Phew! I'm starting to get a little tired!
9 Look at what a great job we did!
10 After all that planting, I think it's time for a nap.
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