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Danmotyka34
Oct 29, 2020 6:28 PM CST
I had 2 tuberous begonias planted in my back yard. They probably got maybe 2 hours of sun and they grew really well. Flowered throughout the spring, summer and fall. It started getting cold out (below 45 degrees) in my area which is the Chicagoland area. I dug them up and put them in a terrarium in my home. I'm looking to see if I can keep them blooming throughout the winter as I really like the beautiful flowers. I have them by a south facing window that mimics the amount of sunlight it got when planted in my yard. The way I set my terrarium up was a layer of rocks at the bottom as I wanted good drainage then horticulture charcoal and then potting soil. I'm looking to see if I did this right because I really don't want to lose these in fear that I might not find them again. I bought my home exactly a year ago and have only been doing this for a year and would like any advice from more experienced gardeners. I forgot to add I also dug up a few of my favorite flowers in my garden to see if I could also keep them from getting killed by the frost and put them in the terrarium.
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sallyg
Oct 30, 2020 6:00 AM CST
Crossing Fingers! I don't know how they'll do but this is how you learn.
I can't see the other plants well enough to ID.
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)
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elgecko
Oct 30, 2020 7:40 AM CST
Tuberous begonias go dormant during winter.
What should be done; is pull the plant out of the soil. Let the stem, leaves and roots dry up. Remove all the dried up material from the bulb. Place the bulb in a paper bag and store it in a dry, dark, cool location.

There are some non tuberous begonias that can be grown all year I believe.

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