Presentation: What IS a Begonia?

What exactly is a Begonia? This is a great presentation to introduce Begonias and to address a lot of different ways people interpret what makes a Begonia, a Begonia? Growth types, how they differ between countries and depending on what group is defining them. A good...

Presentation: Superba Type Begonias

Superba Begonias is an opinion piece, you may or may not agree with it, but it does give a solid history of the superba type begonias; where they originated, and who worked on hybridizing them. Like a lot of history it is often hard to follow how we got from way back...

Presentation: Sections of Begoniaceae

Begoniaceae has over 2,000 species, it is getting harder and harder to distinguish between many of these species. Taxonomists have begun using phylogenetics to show how different species and groups of species are related to one another. The Sections of Begoniaceae...

Presentation: A Tribute to Mike Kartuz

Michael J. Kartuz joined ABS in the early 1950’s. He had just started a mail order nursery that would become Kartuz Greenhouses. As Kartuz Greenhouses, Mike combined his own skills as a hybridizer with those of other hybridizers for the next 70 years. For those 70...

Presentation: ABS Hybrids, the people and the plants

When you see a Begonia plant named for someone but do not know who the person was, you are missing most of the fun. Buxton Branch of ABS put together this presentation which links the people to the begonias they were named for and brings them to life. It is...

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