<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=996690293685739&ev=PageView&noscript=1" />
Saved to Idea Box. Organize

My Dragon Wing Begonias Are Really Showing Out!

Saved to Idea Box. Organize
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!

Got a question about this project?

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)


  • Nancy Hand
    Nancy Hand Enigma, GA

    Wow very pretty!!

  • Luis
    Luis East Haven, CT

    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

    Wow Pat, what a beautiful specimen!

  • Pat aka Queen of Thrift

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

Inspired? Will you try this project? Let the author know!