Foliage spills from the tower of this birdbath. The potted begonia sits above the water level so it won’t get soggy.
Shade gardening - forget the flowers…just use Begonias for their foliage. They are available in an array of colors, shapes, sizes, and growth habits. Use them as bedding plants or accents in container gardens.
Window boxes on the veranda.
Spring shopping finds: spotted begonia and shade grasses, soon to be transformed into container gardens. swoon!
Bellagio Apricot Begonia
Another summer container garden combo we threw in the trash bin last week, one of two tucked into a shady porch by the friendship door. I will use the ‘Sweet Caroline’ sweet potato vine again (I can’t remember now whether I used ‘Bronze’ or ‘Red’ in this container).
After the hottest summer on record here in Georgia, somehow all the container gardens came through with flying colors. Especially - ESPECIALLY - the containers with the Cane Begonias. When my Yard Army ripped the pots apart this past week, we removed 4-5’ tall Cane Begonias….still dripping with long wands full of dangling blossoms - just daring me to remove them. But we snapped them in half and stuffed them into the compost bags. bye bye Begonias!
By the time we arrived at the last demo site, I couldn’t take it anymore. So we bagged up eight of the biggest Cane Begonias from some of the containers, gently stuffing them into bags, where they are all now sitting under my porch, waiting to be potted up for overwintering. #LikeIHaveTimeForThisRightNow!
Summer leftovers. It will be time to haul all this away in just a couple of weeks.
Black Begonia, end of summer.