I might offend begonia lovers, but here’s the truth: I’ve never liked begonias and I think they’re ugly. Whenever I think of them, I always picture something like this:
The thought of glossy brownish leaves matched with small orange flowers makes me run to the next aisle in the nursery. If Josh mentions that they’d be perfect for our shady gardens, I don’t want to hear it. I refuse to buy them.
Enter my hanging baskets. We are limited in selection because our porch is shady. And so we were browsing through the many hanging baskets when we spotted….begonias. They were called Everblooming Begonias, but I didn’t recognize them. Where was the ugliness? I was drawn to the yellow flowers cascading over their baskets above my head. The flowers were large, almost rose-like, and ranged from a pale to vibrant yellow. The leaves were GREEN and not too glossy.
I fell in love and took them home.