Make sure you point your tuberous begonias in the right direction for the greatest garden enjoyment. If you have the leaves pointed toward you, you’ll enjoy the flower display a whole lot better.
Tuberous-rooted begonias are spectacular plants for shaded garden areas. Baskets, pots, that kind of thing.
And they offer a whole lot of great things for the garden. They offer this really neat foliage that gets to be quite large, nice, spectacular flowers, different colors, great garden plants.
But here’s a little tip that might make your begonias a little more enjoyable.
When you buy begonias, notice the fact that the leaves are pointing in a certain direction, these happen to be all pointed out.
And it’s curious with a begonia that the direction that the leaves point is the way the flowers will be facing you.
So if you want to maximize your flower enjoyment, make sure that when you are planting your begonias that those tips of the leaves are either pointing out toward the edge of the basket or pointing toward you when you put them out in the garden.
Because if you were to take and turn this around this way in the garden, what’s going to happen is that all the flowers are now going to be facing into the basket or the inner part of the garden and there’s nothing for you to enjoy out here. So just kind of a little technique to kind of understand about the way the begonia grows.
If you have the leaves pointed toward you, you’ll enjoy the flower display a whole lot better.
University of Illinois Extension