Wordless Wednesday #100! Fall Color

This perennial begonia, begonia grandis alba, makes quite a show in the fall.

5 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday #100! Fall Color

  1. Laurrie September 26, 2012 / 8:35 am

    Wow. I just planted a few divisions of a clump that a fellow blogger gave me (from Lee May’s garden — he has a post on begonia grandis today on his blog). My little divisions will spill and tumble and look like this some day? Can’t wait!! I love how yours are interspersed with the fig’s leaves.

  2. gardendaze September 26, 2012 / 8:46 am

    Hi Laurrie,
    I got this plant at Old Westbury Gardens, one of the stops on my very first Garden Writers conferences. It has paid me back so many times over it’s unbelieveable! It self sows, which I adore. Keeps your eyes out for it in the spring though–it’s so late to come back that several times I was sure I’d lost mine. But at this point, I have so much that I think it would probably be hard to lose it all. (Of course, as we gardeners all know, never say never….)

    Thanks for reading!


  3. Lee May September 26, 2012 / 10:15 am

    Laurrie tells me that you, like me, love hardy begonia. Your photo shows that your ‘Alba’ is loving you back. Cheers.

    • gardendaze September 26, 2012 / 10:37 am

      I understand you were kind enough to share some of your hardy begonia with Laurrie. Aren’t “pass along” plants the best kind? Then the gardener always has wonderful memories of where he or she got the plant and the kind gardener who shared!

      I still remember your inspiring lecture to the Connecticut Horticulture Society a couple of years ago. Hoep you are well–and thanks so much for reading and commenting!


      • Lee May September 26, 2012 / 1:53 pm

        Passalongs definitely add value to gardening; the memories and connections to others are just the best. Annnd, we all learn more about the plants when they’re shared among gardeners in different zones and conditions.

        How fine that you remember that night, which I enjoyed and found inspiring, too.

        Thanks, Karla,

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