Janet Carpenter continues the series on pruning cane-like begonias from the last issue. She shares tips and tricks from her Houston garden, and shows that pruning doesn’t have to be stressful, it can be rejuvenating. (pg. 214) .
Thanks to all who donated to the Holiday Greeting fundraiser for The Begonian in 2022 (page 207). Your generosity keeps costs down so more funds are available for conservation and education-and to maintain affordable dues. Our gratitude to these donors. .
Stephen Maciejewski takes us on a tour of the Philadelphia Flower Show (pg. 216) giving us an overview of the people, plants and trends of 2022. Of course, the begonias as well! .
Begonia identification can be a conundrum. Take Begonia ‘Ricinifolia’, or is it B. ‘Ricinifolia Immense’… or is it simply B. ‘Immense’…? Decide for yourself with “Dear Editor: Begonia Ricinifolia’” starting on page 208. .
Past President Butch McDole teaches our readers “How to Succeed with Leaf Cuttings in Jiffy Pellets” (pg. 222). These preformed peat moss pellets can be a time and energy saver if you use them correctly. Your fall cut back can mean a lot of new little plants come spring, just follow the basics steps Butch outlines.