I don’t have a lot of blooms at the moment, it is still very much Winter over here and the forecast for the next 2 weeks is not very good, still frosts at night and around 0 C° during the day with some snow or rain, so I am very happy to look at your blogs, some of you have Spring already ! Makes me green with envy but happy at the same time. Of course there are small signs that Spring is comming, I have little green stumps where I planted crocusses, narcissus, muscari, chionodoxa, tulips… and some tree’s and shrubs are getting bigger buds but as the temperatures stay low it is all moving too slowly in the right direction.
The only thing that is blooming (inside my house ofcourse !) is my beautiful begonia Muddy Waters who has almost black leafs, when the sun is shining through the leafs they are very dark red. The blooms are pink with little dark red freckles, they are small but there are many of them in a cluster. Also the form of the leafs is beautiful, I like looking at it even when it is not in bloom. It’s an easy plant, I have it for many years, it is also easy to propagate by cuttings, I like giving plants away to family, friends and clients, it is my way of making this world a bit greener.
Here are some pictures of my begonia Muddy Waters.
Have a great weekend all and thanks for stopping by !
As I am ill and can’t play outside in the garden , I decided to make some pictures of some of my indoor plants, these are plants I can’t put outside cos of the wet and cold weather we have, even in Summer.
THIS IS A DARK LEAFED BEGONIA, ALMOST BLACK, THE BACK OF THE LEAVES IS DARK BURGUNDY RED, I LOVE THIS BEGONIA, I FIND IT EXTREMLY BEAUTIFULL, IT IS CALLED BEGONIA MUDDY WATERS
HERE YOU CAN SEE THE COLOUR OF THE BACK OF A LEAF, THEY BLOOM WITH SMALL PINK FLOWERS WITH TINY DARK PINK LITTLE DOTS
THIS IS A SILVER LEAFED BEGONIA ALSO WITH A BURGUNDY BACKSIDE, I BOUGHT IT RECENTLY SO I HAVEN’T SEEN IT IN BLOOM YET, THEY FLOWER IN WINTER HERE, IT IS ONE OF A SERIES OF BEGONIA’S CALLED MAGIC COLOURS, THERE ARE SO MANY BEGONIA SPECIES, ALL EASY AND GRATEFULL PLANTS AND BEAUTIFULL OFCOURSE
SOME SANSEVERIA’S AND IN THE FRONT 2 KALACHOE’S WITH BIG SILVER LEAFS
THESE ARE 2 “SPEKTREE’S OR ELEPHANT FOOD TREE’S ” AS THEY ARE CALLED IN SOUTH AFRICA, I WANT TO TURN THEM INTO BONZAI TREE’S BY PINCHING THE LARGEST LEAFS AWAY, THEY THEN GET REPLACED WITH SMALLER LEAFS, THE LATIN NAME FOR THIS ONE IS PORTULACARIA AFRA AND THEY ARE COMMON IN SOUTH AFRICA, IT IS ALSO A GOOD PLANT TO CLEAR THE AIR OF CO2, THERE ARE EXPERIMENTS GOING ON TO USE THEM ON A BIG SCALE