All oranged out – a Begonia in bloom

The many faces of a valued friend

theinfillclicks - orange begonia flower - double

There’s coy begonia, showing off a double

theinfillclicks - orange begonia flowers - singles

There are windmill-like singles that remind of butterfly hair bows as a child

theinfillclicks - orange begonia flower

And there’s not quite the full double but proud of it

theinfillclicks - orange begonia flowers - a double plus

But finally there’s just plain OTT

We’ve had this plant for over 10 years and in the same pot.  Unlike her friends and family which rotted off, this one just keeps going.  It has a tendency to hide the buds under its firmly held leaves and they only come forth at the final opening.  Each year it dies back to nothing and sits apparently quite happily up on its shelf in the greenhouse through snow and ice (and that includes inside) and out it pops again the following April/May.  That’s what I call good value.

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3 responses

  1. Reblogged this on Queensland Begonia Society.

    August 4, 2012 at 7:16 am

    • Much appreciated – many thanks

      August 4, 2012 at 8:00 am

      • You are very welcome. Happy August to you! And may your weekend be pleasant and joyful!

        August 4, 2012 at 8:07 am

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