Friday Flower Fiesta — They were the biggest I’ve ever seen!
It’s hard to believe that this is my first Friday Flower Fiesta in August. Shame on me!
If ever I forget to do a Friday Flower Fiesta by noon Pacific Time on Friday, just leave a comment on any of my posts saying something like (sung to Dire Straits’ 1985 #1 hit “Money for Nothing”):
“I want my… I want my… I want my FFF.”
Last weekend I went to the convention for the American Begonia Society. I have always been infatuated with begonias, especially tuberous begonias. Unfortunately, even though I have a green arm, somewhere out there on my hand is a brown tuberous begonia thumb. I can grow all of the begonias except those tuberous ones. In fact, my back patio is a begonia haven. The American Begonia Society classifies begonias into eight major categories:
semperflorens (wax or fibrous rooted begonias)
All of them except the shrub-like are represented on my patio right now, even the tuberous since I wind up buying at least one each year at the beginning of the Summer bloom season, ultimately killing it by the time Fall rolls around.
Tuberous begonias get quite large — the size of the plant, the size of the leaves, and the size of the flowers. The show plants at the ABS convention had the largest begonia flowers I’ve ever seen! For your viewing pleasure:
Picture 1 (see if you can find me!)
Picture 2 (I want a terrarium like this!)
Picture 10 is my favorite. I love the edging and the fluffy ruffles.
Picture 7 is slightly out of focus. I decided to use it to show you what could be done with “bad pictures” so that the focus doesn’t matter. I like the result, shown below, so much that I used it as the featured image for this post.
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Posted on August 17, 2012, in Adobe, Digital photo editing, Flora, Friday Flower Fiesta, Mother & Father Nature, Photos and tagged 2012 american begonia society convention, begonia pictures, san diego convention pictures. Bookmark the permalink. 43 Comments.