“B” Is For Begonia

I am participating in the “A-Z Challenge” at my other blog, “Serenaded Softly” I thought I would share today’s post here with you. 🙂

Serenaded Softly

Begonia semperflorens (wax begonia)

Scripture reference;

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:32 KJV

Begonia semperflorens come in dwarf varieties that grow to be only 6″-8″ high, and tall varieties that grow to be 10″-12″ high. They come in white, red, pink, and salmon. Some have green foliage, and others have either bronze or a mixture of green and bronze.

Although often treated as an annual in planting zones 8 and under, they are actually  “tender” perennials that grow unhindered in planting zones 9-11. If you want to keep them for more than one season you will have to bring them indoors for the winter as soon as freezing temperatures are predicted.  Some can tolerate full sun, but most prefer partial shade, and rich evenly moist soil.

When treated with tenderness you can…

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  1. Debbie said,

    April 2, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    What tender pink blossoms! I love that scripture too, about being tender hearted. So lovely! This would make such a lovely little book, when you get done! :). Love and prayers!

    • April 2, 2015 at 9:48 pm

      Deb, that just touched my heart in a big way! I am so thankful for you!

      Love and Blessings,

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