Don’t miss this issue of The Begonian!.

Start making plans for the 2024 ABS Convention, August 20-25 happening in Long Beach, CA (page 45) , and the Southwest Region Get-together, May 2-4, down in Austin, TX (pg. 46). More to come on both! 

  • Those begonias known for their large, dazzling flowers–the tuberous begonias–are not known for growing well in hot, dry climates. One Midwestern begoniac wasn’t to be deterred and now his shade house explodes with color. Enjoy part 1 of “Growing Hybrid Tuberous Begonias in the Midwest”, page 57.
  • Conservation Corner (pg. 55) relates an important account of the critically endangered Begonia carnosa–and the unusual place it was re-discovered. A vivid look at shrinking forests.
  • More and more there are examples of a species being common in cultivation yet scarce in its native range. Begonia masonaiana is one of those species. A photo field trip into the southern Guangxi region of China searching for B. masoniana, proved successful. Join this trek, vicariously, as the author invites us to the witness the beauty of a wild plant in its native home. (pg. 62).

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