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Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Tuberous Begonia

Who would believe that this unattractive, brown lump,

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Would produce this beautiful 7 inch diameter flower?

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Several years ago my sister gave me a begonia plant grown from this tuber. I enjoyed it's blossoms all summer, and learned how to clean the tuber and store it in a ziplock bag in my vegetable crisper through the winter.
The following February or March, I repot it and keep it it the house until it warms up outside.
Each year it has bloomed more beautifully, just like my sister.