Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Begonia 'Mr. Hunt' is on display at Sherman Gardens!

 I was happy to see Begonia 'Mr. Hunt' at Sherman Gardens.  This begonia was hybridized by Brad Thompson and named after me.  I know that Lotusland has it in their growing greenhouse but this is the first time I have seen it on display in a botanical garden.

B. 'Mr. Hunt'

Mike getting a closer look at B. 'Mr. Hunt', "It needs a tag!'.

B. 'Mr. Hunt' with other begonias and other plants.


Monday, September 21, 2020

Southern California ABS Branches Begonia Show at Sherman Gardens

Here are some pictures that I took at the Southern California ABS Branches Begonia Show and Sale at Sherman Gardens.  Everyone wore masks and maintained safe distancing.  It wasn't a judged show, so no blue ribbons or best in show, but there were some really great begonias on display.

Begonias in Terrariums


B. ferox, grown by Virgil Griffith

I think the leaves of B. ferox are really interesting

B. bogneri, Grown by Virgil Griffith

Terrarium begonias grown by Al Palacio


Shrub Begonias

I like the red veins on the green leaves of B. Pedatifida, grown by Diane Parr

The leaves of B. Palmata are really cool too.  Grown by Diane Parr

B. Cubensis, on the left grown by Carol Knight and on the right grown by Ray Van Veen


Rex Begonias

Light from the window makes the large leaf illuminated in B. Rex Fireworks.  Grown by Marilyn Bauer. 

B. Italian Romeo, grown by Mike Flaherty

B. Starry Nights, grown by Diane Parr

B. Randy MK2, Grown by Diane Parr

An unnamed rex begonia hybridized by Dennis Wheeler

An unnamed rex begonia hybridized by Dennis Wheeler

An unnamed rex begonia hybridized by Dennis Wheeler

Cane Begonias

This B. Nokomis has been grown as a standard.  Grown by Chris Hogan

B. Mini Perba, grown by Candy Nakanishi



B. Robinson's Peach, grown by Candy Nakanishi

Unknown Cane begonia, grown by Carol Knight


B. Whites Sabers, grown by Carol Knight

B. Don Miller, grown by Carol Knight

B. Black Satin, grown by Carol Knight

B. Alba Picta, grown by Candy Nakanishi

B. Lulu Leonard, grown by Carol Knight



B. Constellation, grown by Candy Nakanishi

B. Fremantle, grown by Carol Knight

B. Jim's Cotton Candy, grown by Carol Knight

B. Lady Slowley on the left.  Grown by Carol Knight

Rhizomatous Begonias

No name but grown by Kay Anders

B. Nola, grown by Kay Anders

B. Maize, grown by Ray Van Veen

B. Cajon Valley, grown by Ray Van Veen

B. Acetosa, grown by Ray Van Veen

B. Dean Turney, grown by Ray Van Veen

B. James, Grown by Carol Knight

B. 'Erythrophylla', grown by Martin Delgado

B. Robert Shatzer, grown by Candy Nakanishi

B. Brad Thompson, grown by Diane Parr

B. gehrtii, grown by Carol Knight

B. Stephanie Rose, grown by Mary Sakamoto

B. Page 13, grown by Martin Degado

B. Cachuma, grown by Mike Flaherty


B. Madame Queen, grown by Diane Parr

B. Night Eye, grown by Candy Nakanishi
B. 'Bunchii', grown by Martin Delgado


I couldn't read the entry card on this one.

I couldn't read the entry card on this one.

B. Hiro, grown by Diane Parr

B. Palomar Prince, grown by Carol Knight

B. Mad Hatter, grown by Diane Parr

The leaves on this B. Red Fred are big and red!  Grown by Carol Knight

B. Grey Nurse, grown by Kay Anders

B. Art, artfully grown by Mike flaherty

B. Midnight Twister, grown by Candy Nakanishi

B. Merry Go Round, grown by Diane Parr

B. Lota Rosa, grown by Candy Nakanishi

B. Bunchii, grown by Candy Nakanishi