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Flower Power Garden Hour

Jul 6, 2018

All things Begonia this week. Paul Tsamtsis (lifetime Begonia gardener & expert) & Mike Tentis (lifetime gardener with a more recent Begonia fetish) join Marlene to discuss one of her favorite undervalued flowers - Begonias. Both are active members of the Sacramento Begonia Society, a chapter of the American Begonia Society.

The gamete of topics are discussed:

  • Different forms (Rex, tuberous, rhizomatous, cane)
  • Preferred soil types
  • Propagation techniques (leaf cuttings, stem cuttings, “congfetti”, mop head)
  • Light exposure
  • Fertilizer types (Osmocote, bone meal, max sea)
  • Pests/diseases (mealybugs, powdery mildew)

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