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Apr 17, 2012 9:29 AM CST

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Are there any future plans for a begonia forum?

Thanks!
Carol
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Apr 17, 2012 10:26 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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I'm curious about this too ... Begonia's are very popular plants! I've just been checking out some of the Rex and Cane type Begonia's in the database:

http://garden.org/plants/searc...
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Apr 17, 2012 10:35 PM CST
Name: Myriam Vandenberghe
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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I would love a Begonia Forum, I remember Cubits having one but that never really took off and there hasn't been any activity since very long.
But sure ATP is the right place where many of us probably would be interested?
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Apr 18, 2012 6:38 AM CST

Region: Florida Tropicals Cottage Gardener Plumerias Amaryllis Roses
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There is a very active Yahoo group and I think that is where most of the really serious begonia folks are. The GardenWeb and DG begonia groups don't get much activity either. I'm not sure if it is a good idea to start one here or not. I have a few begonia, but I'm not a rabid collector.

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Apr 18, 2012 6:40 AM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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My fear is always a "ghost forum" where there isn't much activity. So it is by far my preference that a new forum is created only after a clear demand for it is established, and I'm not seeing that for begonias so far.
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Apr 18, 2012 6:50 AM CST

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I agree, I agree, I agree. You are right!
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Apr 18, 2012 7:22 AM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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In the meantime though...any Begonia postings would be very welcome in the House Plant forum Big Grin

http://garden.org/forums/view/...
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Apr 18, 2012 7:25 AM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
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I agree
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Apr 18, 2012 8:11 AM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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Or for the pretty tuberous and wax types, the shade forum would be appropriate, too, and probably give you input.
I often grow a few of those from seed, which work as annuals here. So I'd only visit a begonia forum in spring since I don't collect or grow the Rex types.

These tuberous and wax types would also draw interest in the annuals forum.

Karen
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Apr 18, 2012 11:12 AM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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To mention another plant without a forum, the Hibiscuses are temporarily hanging out in the Perennials Forum. I suppose the tropical Hibs could also post in the Tropicals forum.

Rolling my eyes.
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Aug 27, 2012 2:55 PM CST
Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
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Begonias are one of my obsessions. I would love to talk begonias on here!
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Aug 27, 2012 4:03 PM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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Cheryl: TALK! Hilarious! Others will likely gladly join in.

Begonias would fit nicely in several forums: All Things Plants, Shade GArdens... Just pick a spot.

Karen
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Aug 27, 2012 4:59 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Smiling There's currently a thread for showing your Begonia's over on the Houseplant Forum: The thread "Show your Begonias" in Houseplants forum
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Aug 29, 2012 10:53 AM CST
Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
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I've been posting away on the Houseplant forum. Many of my "house" plants live outdoors for most of the year. They only become houseplants in the winter. It took me a bit to figure out that my plants outside were houseplants for most. Rolling on the floor laughing
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