Archive for June, 2010

Rhizomatous Begonia Acetosa

Rhizomatous Begonia Acetosa Blooming tiny white flowers. Very unusual Begonia

Begonia Acetosa is an heirloom rhizomatous begonia. This begonia has soft velvety leaves. The leaves are an olive color on the top of the leaf and underneath it is a blood red/burgundy color. So very pretty! The blooms are tall and form a ball shape, it is an unusual flower. The flowers are tiny and form a large ball of flowers gathered together! If you don’t have this begonia them you should add it to your collection. It is just so unusual. I have this begonia growing in my greenhouse right now. I don’t want to move it because it is growing so well there.

Episcia Chocolate Cream

Episcia Chocolate Cream

Episcia Chocolate Cream is one of the most easiest episcias to grow! The one in the picture is only one month and two weeks old! It was started as a small stolon. I have to transfer it to a 6″ or 8″ pot. It can also be transfered into a hanging basket; but I like to look at my episcias from the top! I grow this one also on the patio in the Texas heat in the Spring and Summer. In the winter back inside under the lights! Try this episcia first if you have never grown an episcia. It will not disappoint you! Please send in any pictures of your episcias with any information. I know episcias need different care in other parts of the country. So if you would like to share your episcia experience that would be great!

Below is a picture of a small starter of chocolate cream

chocolate cream

 

 

Angel Wing Begonia Coral Sabers

Angel Wing Begonia Coral Sabers

This is just a beautiful begonia! I just purchased this begonia and I just couldn’t believe how  dark the leaves were and the flowers are such a beautiful deep coral color. The leaves are at least 8 inches long and they are almost black on the front and burgundy on the back. The blooms are large umbels of deep coral; just a gorgeous Angel Wing. I can tell this is going to be a large growing cane type just by how thick the stems are and the size of the leaves.

Angel Wing Begonia Coral Sabers

Angel Wing Begonia Coral Sabers

Below is a starter plant of Coral Sabers.

 

Angel Wing Begonia Coral Sabers

Angel Wing Begonia Coral Sabers

Begonia maculata var. ‘Wightii'

Begonia maculata var. ‘Wightii'

Begonia maculata var. ‘Wightii, is another  bat-winged begonia. This angel wing begonia has Large, silver spots on dark brown/bronze wavy leaves. It blooms long umbels of white flowers. Very unusual and beautiful begonia. I grow this begonia outside under the trees in the spring summer and fall. It does rather well out there. In the winter I bring it inside the greenhouse. Some begonias can tolerate temperatures as low as 45 degrees and as high as 100 or more degrees. I live in Texas where the temperatures go well over 100 degrees during the summer.

Begonia Maculata wightii


Arabian Sunset

Arabian Sunset

The name of this begonia is Arabain Sunset.  I purchased this begonia at a begonia covention in Dallas, Tx. This Angel wing begonia is a fast grower and easy to grow, I have over half a dozen pots full of these begonia scattered all over my yard. This begonia is so easy to grow and very easy to root. The leaves are a deep blood/burgundy color with tiny blood/burgundy spots on the leaves. The flowers are a deep pink color.

Arabian Sunset

Arabian Sunset

Below are two starter plants of  Arabian Sunset. One is in a solo cup and the other one is in a larger Styrofoam cup.

Begonia Arabian Sunset

Begonia Arabian Sunset

Begonia Arabian Sunset

Begonia Arabian Sunset

Angel Wing Begonia "Texas Tea Slipper"

Angel Wing Begonia "Texas Tea Slipper"

 

The name of this Angel Wing Begonia is Texas Tea Slipper. This begonia has dark green leaves with lots of spots and burgunday underneath. It blooms very dark orange flowers. Very tall growing and just georgeous! It is one of my favorites. I purchased this begonis in Dallas Texas about 3 or 4 years ago at one of the South West Texas Get Together s. Below is a picture of Texas Tea Slipper in a 3″ cup.

Angel Wing Begonia Texas Tea Slipper

Angel Wing Begonia Texas Tea Slipper

Bat Wing Begonia

Angel Wing Begonia Also called the Bat Wing Begonia

Begonia Maculata- also called the bat wing angel wing begonia. This begonia has very dark olive bronze leaves with burgundy on the back of the leaf. Very unusual and pretty begonia. This begonia blooms large sprays of white flowers.

Bat Wing Begonia Maculata

Here is a picture of our new dog. We call him several nick names! I call him Bah Boo. When we first got him we didn’t know if he was going to live; he was pretty sick. We did a lot of praying and we paid a lot of money to the veterinarian to save him! As you can see in the picture he survived! He is the most sweetest puppy he just loves every body and every thing! He brings lots of smiles, fun and happiness into this house hold.

Episcia Ember Lace blooming deep pink flower

Episcia Ember Lace blooming deep pink flower

Isn’t this just a beautiful episcia! I just wanted to show you a picture of my Episcia Ember Lace. I know it looks so delicate and it seems that all pink episcias; so we are told should grow in a terrarium. I figured Ember Lace could grow out of a terrarium because  it had green on the leaves so I just put it on the patio along side my other episcias. Well it just loved it there! I have already taken 2 stolons off of it and it just keeps on growing. I guess episcias like this Texas heat!  Episcia Ember Lace is a very popular pink and green-leaved cultivar. But if you want to keep the pink in it so it wont go back to an all-green form; the crowns and stolons without the variegation must be absolutely removed. I know that sounds brutal but it has to be done! I will try to have some for sale on my website as soon as I can! But all of my friends wont give me a chance to sell any! Episcia Ember Lace Growing on the patio in the Texas heat!

Episcia Ember Lace

Episcia Ember Lace growing on the patio along with my other episcias

Just finished this blanket! I bought about 6 yards of this fabric at Walmart. I have seen some blankets made from this fabric but all they did was cut the length of the fabric and sewed around it and quilted it. I decided to cut out the panels and add solid strips of red in between and out line the characters to make it a little different and then tried to match the fabric colors for the back of the blanket and you can see the outline of the characters on the back. Its not the greatest job but I tried. I am saving this blanket for my grandchild some day. My daughter wants this blanket so bad, but she is in her 20’s; I told her she was to old and that I would wait for a grand child to give it to. She said I was going to have to wait a long time! Oh well I guess Ill have to wait! I found alot of cute quilted blankets on ebay. There are some that are called rag quilts! They are pretty! I will probably try to make one some day. Any way if you want to see the quilted blankets on ebay for baby’s and toddlers; Im thinking christmas is around the corner and one of these would make a great gift! Any way here are some

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