Sunday, September 2, 2012

Paul's Tuberous Begonias are Truly Spectacular!

Last year I posted pictures from the Gazebo Begonia Show of Paul's Tuberous Begonias (click the link take you to last year's post).  Gazebo Plants and Flowers didn't have a show this year since the begonia convention was being held in San Diego.  Mike Flaherty of Gazebo Plants & Flowers and Paul Carlisle decided to put their energy into preparing and showing their plants at the convention.  They made the convention and won many awards, good job guys!  I will post some pictures at a later date from the convention. 

However I couldn't wait to post these pictures!  Today we took a road trip up to Paul's home in Los Osos, California and saw the most spectacular begonias.  Paul is an incredible begonia grower who focuses all of his energy into growing incredible award winning tuberous begonias.  Paul only grows tuberous begonias and he does it very well!  He has a true talent and you can see it in the following pictures.

It's an explosion of color in Paul's shade house where he grows his begonias.
Tuberous Begonia grown by Paul Carlisle


Begonia  Cordelia grown by Paul Carlisle


Begonia Majesty grown by Paul Carlisle


Begonia Snow Goose grown by Paul Carlisle


Tuberous Begonia grown by Paul Carlisle


Tuberous Begonia #82 grown by Paul Carlisle


Begonia Majesty grown by Paul Carlisle


Begonia Falstaff grown by Paul Carlisle


Begonia Leona grown by Paul Carlisle


Tuberous Begonia grown by Paul Carlisle


Tuberous Begonia grown by Paul Carlisle


Tuberous Begonia grown by Paul Carlisle


Tuberous Begonia grown by Paul Carlisle


Tuberous Begonia grown by Paul Carlisle


Tuberous Begonia grown by Paul Carlisle


Begonia Leona grown by Paul Carlisle


Tuberous Begonia grown by Paul Carlisle


Begonia Leona grown by Paul Carlisle


Tuberous Begonia grown by Paul Carlisle

Tuberous Begonia grown by Paul Carlisle

Begonia Golden Hind grown by Paul Carlisle

Begonia 'Fred Martin' grown by Paul Carlisle

Tuberous Begonia grown by Paul Carlisle

Begonia 'Fred Martin' grown by Paul Carlisle

Tuberous Begonia grown by Paul Carlisle

Begonia #85 grown by Paul Carlisle


Begonia #85 grown by Paul Carlisle

Begonia Santa Margarita grown by Paul Carlisle

Begonia #85 grown by Paul Carlisle

Tuberous Begonia grown by Paul Carlisle


Tuberous Begonias grown by Paul Carlisle

Tuberous Begonias grown by Paul Carlisle

Begonia Crystal Cascade grown by Paul Carlisle

Begonia Pink Spice grown by Paul Carlisle

Tuberous Begonia grown by Paul Carlisle

Tuberous Begonia grown by Paul Carlisle

Begonia #85 grown by Paul Carlisle

Begonia #85 grown by Paul Carlisle


Tuberous Begonia grown by Paul Carlisle

Tuberous Begonias grown by Paul Carlisle
 

5 comments:

  1. Fantastic photos!
    Paul's a great guy, I was lucky enough to buy him and his wife lunch today.
    -Andy

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  2. Hard to tell you my favorite, but, after reflexion, i choose Snow Goose. Congrats, it's a gorgeous collection.

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  3. Stunningly beautiful ! Im a recent convert to Begonia and Ive just placed my first order, cant wait till October.
    Diane in Adelaide Australia

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