Monday, June 20, 2011

Dragon wings, where it came from and thrive

- My Dragon Wing Red Begonia - looking so pretty yesterday when I got back from my 7am walk that I just had to take its picture. I am not known for any talent where plants are concerned, so I am so pleased this one likes its shady spot beside my front door.

Click to enlarge - you can see the mountain range in the background.

- It came from this shop, "The Garden Shoppe" in Hayesville, North Carolina. Proprietor Louise sent me out back to get regular begonias that she said would do well in my shady spot, and I came back with this more interesting variety.

- That was Memorial Day weekend - it's grown by leaps and bounds since then. And according to this article, it thrives in heat and humidity. I was just out watering plants, and the humidity this morning at 5am knocked me over when I went out, so that's a good thing. :)


G. B. Miller said...

Cool looking flower.

This morning at 5:30 it was a cool and comfortable 63 degrees.

happygirl said...

It's going to THRIVE in your neck of the woods. While you, simultaneously, wilt.

Louvregirl said...

What a cute plant shop! Lovely specimen Lynn! I saw the mountain range as well!
I heart mountains...

Ileana said...

Beautiful flower! I wish I had your green thumb. I don't care what you say, you have a green thumb...or at least a pinky! :)

Riot Kitty said...

Only you could find happy in humidity that early - kudos! It is a beautiful plant.

Fireblossom said...

Your begonia plant is a beauty!

desk49 said...

In a day or two
that I've been gone
things have
changed around

but your dragon wings
do their thing
by your front door
not on the lawn

The heat it likes
and for it life it fights
so I'm thinking
it'll come along

Snaggle Tooth said...

Neat plant! I like the flower pot alot too- Wish I had more flower shopping money! many of my plants haven't done well outside this year. On the windoe sill I still have African Violets blooming tho-
They like humidity too.
Glad your plat is responding so well!

Lynn said...

G -

Oh fine! 63 degrees - rub it in. :)

happygirl -

That's me - eternally wilted in the summer.

lg -

I heart mountains, too. And that shop - Louise has made a great success of that shop. She bakes bread on Saturday and you can smell it wafting out of the door. People line up to get it.

Ily -

OK - I'll concede that I have a green pinky. Thank you for your confidence in me!

Riot Kitty -

Thank you - I do actually like watering the plants. During the week I do it at 5am. :)

FB -

Thank you - I hope I can keep it alive during the winter.

Ellis -

I'm thinking too. Thank you for my poem!

Snaggle -

Thank you - I got that pot at a client's shop. I had planted Hens & Chicks in it, but they didn't live - I think they need more sun + squirrels seemed to love to chew on them. So these plants seemed just the ticket for something good to go in there.