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Annual Begonias

Annual Begonias

Sun exposure: green leaf begonias take shade to part sun and bronze leaf begonias take sun to partial shade

Spacing: 6 to 10 inches

Bloom time: spring and summer and early fall

Soil: Miracle Gro Garden Soil, Soil Conditioner, Black Kow Cow Manure

Amend the soil with proper amendments for your soil type.

Fertilizer: Slow release granular Vigoro Flower Food or Water soluble Miracle Gro LiquiFeed

Allow Begonias to dry out between waterings if possible. Too much water can make the leaves slimy as can watering at night. Set your sprinklers to water around 5 or 6 in the morning. Watering from below with a soaker hose is ideal for Begonias. Be sure to put down 2 inches of mulch like pine bark mini nuggets or pine mulch around them to hold in moisture and prevent you from having to water them every day during the hot months.

Green leaf begonias are great for the shade and bronze leaf are good for the full sun. Their blooms come in red, rose, scarlet, pink and white.

The reason we plant annuals in our yard every year instead of just planting a yard full of perennials is because annuals bloom so much longer. Perennials typically will bloom for a month or so and then the show is over until next year. Annuals will bloom from early spring all the way until fall, once the cold weather arrives. Incorporating annuals into a perennial garden is a great way to keep color around between gaps in perennials bloom cycles.

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Posted 2017-02-23T20:34:03+0000  by Ingar_HD_ATL Ingar_HD_ATL