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The Begonian - Volume 68


January/February 2001 

Rekha Morris found this begonia she believes could be B. heydei in the rain forests of Costa Rica.

Costa Rica! Several ABS members have traveled in recent months or will be soon to Costa Rica. See what attracts them when Rekha Morris takes us along on her visit.



March/April 2001

Joyce Pridgen Grew this B. 'Hastor', another of the unique hybrids by Patrick Worley who says it is a cross of a dark-leaved form of B. plebja, known as B. brooksii at the time he grew it, and B. incarnata. Joyce's lovely plant was exhibited n the Palm Beach 2000 Convention and photographed by Doug Pridgen.




May/June 2001 

We know that spring is on its way when we begin to get begonia show news from around the country. They begin in Florida in February and work their way north and west. This month we hear from the shows in Miami and Palm Beach. Soon we'll be hearing from April's shows of Oklahoma's Barkley Branch, the Houston (TX) Satellites Branch, and the Southwest Region's 'Jewels of the Rainforest.' The California Westchester Branch already has its show on the calendar for July and of course, the national show in Denver is in July as well. Check the Coming Events calendar each month for more to come. Shows are great places to meet new introductions and new species and to see old favorites. Not only do these shows let us see begonias grown at their most beautiful, but they also serve to introduce the general public to their diversity and potential. New members almost invariable result. And even when you cannot attend, our outstanding photographers make sure you meet the begonias in your Begonian's pages!


Behold the future of ABS in members like Armando Nodal, Jr. of the Miami Branch (FL)! This photo by Doug Pridgen was taken at their annual show at the Fairchild Tropical Garden. Armando won their new division for exhibitors under 18 years of age (and there were 3 exhibitors with 9 entries!) with his B. 'Paul's Pride' (Koehler FL 1994).


July/August 2001 

This lovely flower is on Begonia robusta, in a photo taken by Scott Hoover, SH #841 and #906, at 4300' in West Java Province, on the forest floor along the trail to a waterfall at Cibodas Botanical Garden in Mt. Gedes National Park. B. robusta is a herb growing to 1.5 meters.



September/October 2001 

Here is a 2001 Convention Division winning photograph taken by Mary Bucholtz at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens in April.



November/December 2001 

Johanna Zinn wlecomes us with this begonia wreath. From the top clockwise: B. glabra, U010, longipetiolata, 'Caribbean Prince'. The bottom begonia is unidentified an the two begonias on the left side are both B. U315.


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