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My Dragon Wing Begonias Are Really Showing Out!

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I have overwintered these Dragon Wings for two years. I can't believe that they are still doing so well. I simply cut them back and place them in a corner of our garage where they get northeast light exposure in the morning from a nearby window. I water occasionally.....but not too much. I don't want them to start growing too soon. Last winter was very mild here and they did start to grow....very spindly....and I was concerned that they would die when I put the pots out on the porch in the spring. I added some rich potting soil and some soil conditioner and dug it into the first few inches, working carefully around the plants. I trimmed back the longest stems because they were so weak. I waited a couple of weeks to fertilize for fear that it would shock them. It took them a while to firm up and green up and sprout new stems, but just look at them now!

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  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    360 Sod (Donna Dixson) Buford, GA
    on Jul 24, 2013

    Beautiful!

  • Nancy Hand
    Nancy Hand Enigma, GA
    on Jul 24, 2013

    Wow very pretty!!

  • Luis
    Luis East Haven, CT
    on Jul 24, 2013

    I love these begonias they grow so fast, yours are beautiful, I have some in the window boxes and I am afraid they going to tilt them they are so big

  • Z
    Z
    on Jul 24, 2013

    Wow Pat, what a beautiful specimen!

  • Pat aka Queen of Thrift
    Pat aka Queen of Thrift Scottsboro, AL
    on Jul 24, 2013

    Thanks everyone! I would say that they are perfectly happy where they are.

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