Did any of you happen to see the article in the June 2012 issue of Country Living Magazine on Sean Conway's beautiful Rhode Island garden & his collection of Rex Begonia's??
In case you didn't, below are a few that were pictured:
I would be hardpressed to pick a favorite, they are ALL so beautiful.
Foliage like this is every bit as striking as any flower.
After viewing that photo, I was off on a Rex begonia quest! (maybe I should unsubscribe to these garden friendly magazines that get my checkbook in trouble???)
Because now three Rex Begonias call my garden "home."
B. rex 'Curly Fireflush:'
B. rex 'Raspberry Swirl:'
and B. rex 'Fireworks:'
The plants are all quite small but I hope by the end of summer to show you a much bigger, better display.
Not equal to the one in the article, mind you, but we all have to start somewhere. :-)
I also need to do some reading on wintering them over. These are definitely the kind of plants you want to keep alive year after year....