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Melinda's Garden: Start New Plants from a Begonia Leaf

Expand your houseplant collection with leaf cuttings of Rex, angel wing and other large leafed begonias. Fill a container with a moist well-drained potting mix. It should be wide enough to accommodate ... read more

MASTER GARDENER: Leaf cutting fastest way to grow Gloxinia

Q: How can I propagate plants like tuberous begonia ... of the leaf to reduce water demands on the newly developing root system. Insert the petiole into a coarse potting mix and keep the soil moist ... read more

CALIFORNIA GARDENS: Growing a garden without many greenbacks

Q: I have an embarrassing question: I just got laid off from myjob, I’m a single mom raising two children, and we all love plants.But now, we can’t buy new plants like we did before. Can you helpus ... read more

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Garden Docs: What’s eating my begonia?

Daniel said the attention-getting variety of hanging begonia in his show garden is called Illumination, (Begonia tuberhybrida). Tuberous begonias are quite susceptible to this powdery mildew disease. ... read more

Bodacious Begonias — think shrubs for shade!

Sure we all know begonias ... for those new to gardening, those who loves to garden or those who have to at least maintain a front yard so the neighbors won’t hate you! Month-by-month, when-to-do-what ... read more

The Beauty of Begonias

Jane ends, "Whether you love them for their foliage or for their flowers, if you have a protected spot in your garden, it will be great to grow any of these beaut begonias ... the old leaf that you've ... read more


Q--I have received an order of tuberous begonias bulbs but being a new gardener I need ... Tubers with such a head start will have developed into sturdy plants ready to flower soon after they are ... read more

Time to Start Tuberous Begonias

This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start ... begonias should be placed, in a sunny, breezy part of the garden, with the points of the leaves facing in ... read more

Alaska gardeners take a lot of pride in the size of their begonia tubers

Waiting until the spring to make the cut requires being able to see the new growth before you divide. These can take a while to emerge. Either way the results should be the same. Of course, you could ... read more

Tomato cuttings could yield new batch of crops

Can I take cuttings to produce transplants to set in the garden ... leaf spots, become infected with viruses and infested with bugs. If your plants are reasonably pest-free, then cuttings would be a ... read more

Houseplant advice for the millennial (or anyone) who doesn’t have a green thumb

Begonias offer incredible variety in shape, texture and color. Make them the next trend. Kenneth Setzer Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Dear ... I'll start with the fiddle-leaf fig, Ficus lyrata. ... read more

If you love tuberous begonias, start your own

In recent years, tuberous begonias have enjoyed renewed popularity as beautiful new cultivars ... to get your plants growing again for spring. Tuberous begonias are easily and quickly started from ... read more

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