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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Begonia Parade 3

 
I had to reach back to another Philadelphia Flower Show to get some additional begonia textures, but I think you'll be impressed.

This is one from this year, and it's called 'Silver Jewell.' The picture doesn't quite do it justice. There was such a reflective, pebbly texture on the leaves they almost did sparkle.

Philadelphia Flower Show 2019- begonia Silver Jewell

Now, we'll hop back to 2015 for three pictures of a begonia called 'Red Fred.' These are two different plants of the same variety. The first one shows how large and smooth (not to mention red) the leaves are.

Philadelphia Flower Show 2015- begonia Red Fred

When the plants grow, the form spreads out more.

Philadelphia Flower Show 2015- begonia Red Fred

And look at the stems and the new growth! Everything is just popping with furry bristles.

Philadelphia Flower Show 2015- begonia Red Fred

Here's another pebbled one called 'Soli Mutata,' because just as the name suggests, the leaves change color somewhat in the sun. It's a native of Brazil.

Philadelphia Flower Show 2015- begonia Soli Mutata

Begonia sizemoreae, at this year's show, comes from Vietnam. The hairs are not always so pronounced as in this specimen, but you've got to admit its got texture!

Philadelphia Flower Show 2019- begonia sizemoreae

Philadelphia Flower Show 2019- begonia sizemoreae

The last one also was from 2015, and I don't have its exact label, but I think it must be a variety of Begonia x erythrophylla ‘Bunchii’, or 'Lettuce-leaf' begonia.

Philadelphia Flower Show 2015- begonia lettuce leaf

Philadelphia Flower Show 2015- begonia lettuce leaf

Philadelphia Flower Show 2015- begonia lettuce leaf

How's that for a textural tour without ever leaving the genus?

In other news: Managed to sleep last night, and got back on track. I wrote in the morning, worked on Long Distance Hiker stuff in the afternoon and did some other record keeping. Walked 3 miles including a trip to the library.

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1 comment:

Ann said...

I like the looks of the pebbled leaves. The hairy one is pretty interesting too

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