Pink #31 – The Begonias

My supplementary photos for Becky’s square photo challenge: In the Pink

I have a quite a number of Begonias in pots around the house, in the shade house and on the verandahs. I fell in love with Begonias many years ago, mainly for their leaf colour and structure. I don’t know any of the names of the individual plants. Some are just Rex begonia or Painted Leaf types. I really should sit down and try to work all of the different plants I have shouldn’t I?
All the photos were taken over the past few days.
I propagate by leaf cuttings. Have been known to “borrow” a leaf from plants I come across in various locations.

I will start with the leaves.
I love the leaf on this Begonia. As you can see, the leaf starts off red and the has shades of pink.
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This leaf has texture as well as a blend of colours.
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Another leaf with texture and spots of pink.
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This one is similar to the above. You can see other Begonias in the background
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Now for the flowers
Shades of pink with subtle spots on a very hairy stem. The leaf shape in the background
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This pink has come out more of a light tangerine. It really is pink.
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The leaf seen in this shot of the flower is red. The flowers white with prominent pink spots again a hairy stem.
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The profusion of pink flowers. This is in a pot in the garden and the possums haven’t found it. The leaves when in shade are almost black and dark green in the partial sun.
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The same type of plant to the one above only this one is in the shade house.
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One of the first Begonias I got. A rather boring leaf but the flowers are lovely. This one is in the sun room.
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There so many Begonia species. This list is huge
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Begonia_species

If you want to join in here are a few ideas from Becky.

The theme for squares this month is ‘In the Pink‘ and the one rule as always is that your main photograph must be square. After that the world is your oyster, or should I say flamingo?! To help you get started here are some ideas you might want to consider;

  1. In the Pink’ – means perfect condition or in good health, so that could be human or not!
  2. Tickled Pink‘ – means delighted, so I’m thinking happy, fun and of course delighted. That could be you or the subject of your photograph.
  3. Pink – you can of course simply share anything that is coloured pink
  4. There is an extra challenge for those of you up for it – can you manage to combine two of these, or maybe even all three?

Squares is a daily challenge, so your photographs can be from the archives or brand new. Don’t forget though to keep your photo square, and to pingback with #InthePink.

14 thoughts on “Pink #31 – The Begonias

  1. what a spectacular flower to feature for the “31st…” so deserving – and I like the shaggy, baby clarity in image #1
    — side note – how cool that you propagate like that.
    I heard Ben Franklin did what you did (or was it Thomas Jefferson…) but they would grab little pieces of plants and pocket them – and then do their thing –

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      1. The documentary I saw was so cool (and now I need to see which man this was who was the master Gardener) and in the doc he walked in a garden with a friend and snipped off a piece and pocketed it without anyone knowing –

        And I have transplanted a few sprints of mints – a friend has spearmint all under her porch and invited me take some – and amazing what a wee bit could lead to – but I am sure you know – mint is easy and can be invasive so it was not a big deal to grow it from a piece

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  2. Brian, your photos are gorgeous – I love begonias, just don’t have the right soil or lighting to grow them well. So thankful you shared photos for us all to enjoy! Beautiful!

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