69 (July/August 2002)
B. 'Mary Bucholtz'
One of my favorite photographers got photographed
herself by Johanna Zinn at the Palm Beach Board Meeting this year
and she was holding her namesake B. 'Mary Bucholtz'. Paul Lowe named this
rhizomatous hybrid, a cross of B. 'Green Giant' x 'Lowe Star' for her.
Mary Bucholtz is well known to all Begonian
readers for her outstanding photographs and to all National Directors
because she is Branch Relations Chair and editor of the Branch Relations
Newsletter. Her contributions to ABS as both writer and photographer
resulted in her receiving the Eva Kenworthy Gray award in 1999.
Mary resides in Jacksonville, Florida and in addition
to the begonias she loves, her home is filled with begonia collectibles.
Her fabulous majolica has been displayed in ABS slide shows.