Cue trumpets and choir... "Behold, I give you Tuberous Begonias!"
Doctor: Ms. Van Krevelen (yes, that's my real last name), we regret to inform you that your toe has become tuberous. We are going to have to remove it.
Patient: What?!?! I always wore shoes in the garden! How could that happen??
What's weird, is that I found an article that said their flowers are edible. Seriously? It suggested creating a begonia flower sorbet...I am not sure...it sounds kinda cool, but also kinda scary...Hmmmm, I think I will try it sometime this summer....I will post after I do, assuming I live...Today I am making strawberry rhubarb frozen yogurt...delish!
Anyhoo, back to Begonias...In addition to being easy on the eyes, these guys are easy to grow. I kept them in a partly shaded area, and that was it...really. I usually buy them at the garden center, rather than grow from seed. This year, I will try to overwinter in the greenhouse.
Here is how I used them in a central bed in the backyard patio of our house last year. Isn't it a beautiful riot of color? And the Begonias were as happy as could be...and that's about all you can ask for, isn't it?
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