This post was originally uploaded by Tyra Hallsénius Lindhe in the blog Tyra's Garden/ Tyras Trädgård
Today's flower is a Begonia
I grow most of my begonias in my greenhouse. They really thrive in the humid, warm greenhouse in the shade of all my chillie plants. I once, now many years ago, saw Begonias grow in the shade, on the ground under the trees in Mexico. White small-flowering Begonias in the wild, it was amazingly beautiful sight. I will never forget it and now when I have them in my greenhouse I think of that extraordinary trip to Mexico every time I attend to my little flowers.
Cultivation of Begonia "Most are forest understory plants and require bright shade; few will tolerate full sun, especially in warmer climates. In general, begonias require a well-drained growing medium that is neither constantly wet nor allowed to dry out completely."