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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

Celebrate year of begonia with new varieties

But there’s no denying their beauty, or that begonias are the fifth most diverse class of plants, according to the National Garden ... start out white and cream, maturing to pinkish rose. Plants are s... read more

California Gardens: Beautiful begonias are popular for a reason

The common garden ... warm and the leaf from drying out. Roots usually form in a couple of weeks. As the new plant outgrows its pot, then transplant. If begonia plants grow too tall, prune them and sa... read more

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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

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

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 g... read more

How to take cuttings of coleus, begonias or pelargoniums

Taking cuttings is the easy way to save coleus, begonias or bedding geraniums (pelargoniums) over the winter. You'll get a new, vigorous plant ... node where a leaf was and dip the cutting in rooting ... read more

What is the best time and method for starting new vines from cuttings?

July is a great time to start new plants from cuttings. Take 6- to 8-inch cuttings and remove the lowest leaf on each cutting ... Email questions to Melinda Myers through her website, ... 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 tub... read more

How Do Begonias Reproduce by Their Leaves?

Known for their distinctly artful foliage designs, begonia (Begonia spp.) plants have ... provides numerous starting points for the leaf to propagate. Damaged veins react by extending plantlets outwar... read more

Around the Garden

The purple-leafed basil is not only a culinary herb used for its spicy flavour, but also its coloured foliage and pretty pink flowers are a great attractant for bees to the garden. Pick leaves regular... read more

Indoors, Everblooming Begonias Can Live Up To Their Name

Everblooming wax-leaf begonias (B. semperflorens), which are the mainstays of colorful garden beds and borders, need little encouragement to live up to their name when grown indoors ... good source fo... read more

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