I'm besotted by the soft blend of pink hues in these dainty blossoms...
Re-blooming: Once the plant slows down and stops blooming cut it back to several inches above the soil line and place in a cool, medium light area, keeping on the dry side or place it in the shade outdoors during the summer. When you see new growth, repot the plant to a larger container, move it to bright indirect light and start watering and fertilizing. Rieger begonia responds to short days and cool night temperatures (fall/winter) which stimulates it to bloom again. (Info from Hortchat.com)
The Abutilon, which flowered profusely on the front porch during the summer, has been cut back, and it beginning to bloom again now.
Another begonia - a Baby Wing.
This is a cutting from my original plant, shown in the photo below...yet another passalong plant from Marie.
This white wax begonia is blooming while overwintering in my 'cellar garden'. It will go into a window box, container, or the garden once the warm weather returns.
One of my Christmas gifts from my dear husband was 2 Amaryllis bulbs, which I potted up, and they're just beginning to grow.
I'm hoping they'll have blooms for February's Bloom Day!
This beautiful Star Begonia doesn't have any blooms, but it's lovely enough without them to qualify for Bloom Day, don't you think? I'm not sure I have the correct name. This came to me as a cutting from another gardening friend and she didn't know the cultivar name. 'Star' begonia was the closest I could come when I Googled the plant.
To enjoy more colorful blooms, all over the world, visit Carol of May Dreams Gardens.
Happy Bloom Day everyone!