A bittersweet begonia story
Every year my good friend and I compare notes on when we are starting our tuberous begonias, and how we dry and store them. We each do it differently. Her tubers are about 8 years old, and they are between 4 -6" in diameter. This year they grew to about 4' tall. These plants were mamouth size. My friend has only 6 months to live and has given me her begonias since she will not make it another season to see them flourish.I have many plants in my garden that have been given to me which bring up memories....the oregano I got as a new house gift for my first garden. A house guest stuck a sedum in when I wasn't looking, and I discovered it a year later. Plants I've gotten as cuttings and pass alongs from friends.... but none will be as special as these begonias when they rebloom every summer.