Alan Chadwick a Gardener of Souls

Lecture by Alan Chadwick in New Market, Virginia, 1979


Lecture 25.2, Plant Study: The Begonia

An Introduction to Alan Chadwick's Lectures and a Glossary of Terms



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There are two types of begonias, those with corms and those with roots. Begonia Tausenshoen is one of the best bedding plants available, in Chadwick's opinion. Sow it in December and it will bloom in May. Propagation methods and fertilizations for this plant. Grows well with viola cornuta that is complementary in color. Begonia Rex only wants to be in the shade. Multiflora Begonia, on the other hand, will tolerate direct sun. Propagation by seed, by strikes, and by corm division. Exact watering needs, neither too much nor too little. Do not break off the shoots when lifting to store. (23:14)



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