It’s good to have a project. Even more so if it involves begonias. In the November/December 2021 of The Begonian, two articles offer knowledge and inspiration to DIY train a Begonia. Find out what it takes to coax a begonia into a standard form. Discover the charms of a begonia grown as a living wreath. What plants work best for these growing techniques? And why? Author, Mike Flaherty, challenges everyone to try their hand fashioning a novel grown Begonia for the next show. What will you create? Get started on page 228. There’s more news and ideas though, so don’t stop there …
Fifteen new Begonias from long-time Australian hybridizer, Bernard Yorke, are registered in this issue. Some— you may already know. Some— perhaps not. Check it out starting on page 213.
The Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s Begonia Collection has a new curator. Say hello to Glenn Dickerson. And wish Debbie Garrett, retiring curator, the very best. See page 219 for all the information and photos of this impressive collection.
Begonia ‘Wanda Macnair’ graces our cover this month. It appears as a farewell to an outstanding friend of the American Begonia Society, Wanda Macnair. A few remembrances of her are offered starting on page 236.