Northern Gardening forum: Begonia tubers are in Garden Centers now!

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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Feb 14, 2015 2:44 PM CST
A sure sign of spring is the arrival of Begonia Tubers in the Garden Centers.
I got some yellow pendula ones for hanging baskets.
Also some double pendula apricot tubers.
I am not starting them yet, because they get lanky if started too soon.
Name: June
Rosemont, Ont. (Zone 4a)
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JuneOntario
Feb 14, 2015 4:47 PM CST
Wow, you have garden centers open in your area! My local one is still closed up tight. I think the owners are still in Florida. I have noticed racks of seed packets in the supermarket and the hardware store, but no sign of any Begonias. I'm not sure where I'll buy Begonias this year, since Gardenimport mail order company has closed down.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Feb 14, 2015 4:54 PM CST
There are several in Calgary which stay open year round.
Name: June
Rosemont, Ont. (Zone 4a)
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JuneOntario
Feb 14, 2015 4:59 PM CST
There are some open all year round in Toronto too, but I live too far away to visit them in winter. Sighing!
Name: Mary Stella
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Oberon46
Mar 11, 2015 10:14 AM CST
Begonias just got in here about a week ago. I managed to save mine from last year, so @ $5 each here I won't be buying any. Mine were started mid Feb and are now 4-5" tall and getting thick with stems. I may cut some of them back to have more energy for the flowers.
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Name: Dora
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dorab
Apr 3, 2015 8:18 PM CST
I brought my begonia up from the basement, watered it and have it under lights. I'm hoping I will see something soon - otherwise I'll be buying begonias at the garden show next week.

Regards,
Dora

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