Begonias and how to grow them
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Begonias and how to grow them by Buxton, Bessie Wilson Raymond Mrs.

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Published by Published at Horicultural Hall in Boston, Mass .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

At head of title: Massachusetts horticultural society.

Statementby Bessie W. Buxton, with additional notes from "Horticulture" ...
LC ClassificationsSB413.B4 B8
The Physical Object
Pagination47 p.
Number of Pages47
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6287279M
LC Control Number33007319

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Rhizomatous begonias, with lovely foliage (and sometimes fantastical shapes) Trailing Scandent begonias: grow them up, grow them down Semi-tuberous begonias: grow them as flowering bonsai Thick stemmed begonias: they can be dainty or humongous, but are always impressive Shrub-like begonias: the BIG blooming houseplant 3. New Hybrids. If you know a good used book Store, some titles of out-of-print books to seek are: All About Begonias () by Bernice Brilmayer, Begonias for American Homes and Gardens () by Helen K. Krauss, Begonias and How to Grow Them () by Bessie Raymond Buxton, and The Tuberous Begonia () by Brian Langdon. Begonias have been favored for shade gardens for years and the large-flowered tuberous varieties represent royal blood. These have much bigger blooms and greater plant strength than the seed-grown types, which tend to be small, fragile and often a bit fussy looking. Like true queens, tuberous begonias aren't inclined to relinquish their throne. Annual begonia plants have many uses in the summer garden and beyond. Annual begonia care is relatively simple when one properly learns how to grow begonias. Watering is important in the care of begonias, as is the right location. Known as wax begonias or bedding begonias, annual begonia plants (Begonia semperflorens) grow quickly and easily.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Buxton, Bessie Raymond, Begonias and how to grow them. New York, Oxford University press, (OCoLC) Begonias and How to Grow Them Hardcover – January 1, by Bessie Raymond Buxton (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover, "Please retry" — Author: Bessie Raymond Buxton.   Dragonwing Begonias compete with wax begonias in a popularity contest. This is why they get their own category and both are winners in my book, just depends on where and how you want to grow them. Sometimes called Angelwings due to the shape of the leaf, this begonia does it all. And did they feature in the current book, “The Unexpected Houseplant,” too? A. Begonias are everywhere in my life. Even though they have always been thought of as houseplants, you can grow them in unique and beautiful ways that’s a little bit off the beaten track. Q. Hence the “unexpected” word in the title of the latest book.

Ian Rhys Williams Hi Gregg. The prizes of begonias are in the process of being sent out to those who won, by those whom donated them. I'm in the process of sending mine out to the lucky winners. That's the beauty of being a Paid - up Member of The N B S. In total, latest info, I've had there were 50 prizes of a pair of tubers won.   The book describes the root systems, stems, leaves and flowers of the species and rhizomatous types and how to take cuttings in all their forms and then grow them into exhibition quality plants. Tuberous species follows, and from there onward into garden bedding varieties and pendula types saving the best for last, the Tuberhybrida or large. Growing Begonias Begonias grow best in a light well-drained soil. Plant them in raised beds, large pots or improve your soil. Six to eight inches of redwood mulch, oak leaf mold or other humus type of amendments dug into your soil will do wonders. In cooler areas, begonias can tolerate more sun than in hot climates. Most like bright, dappled light to grow their best. Soil Conditions: Begonias grow best in light, fertile, well-drained soil. Begonias are very susceptible to root and stem rot when exposed to cold, wet soils, so proper drainage is essential.