Thursday, September 15, 2011

Summer to Fall

These plants are angel wing begonias. I showed them to you earlier this summer when I posted about our deck. They've been outside all summer, soaking up the rays. Now it's time to come back inside for the fall/winter.

Can you see the difference? Can you tell how much taller/wider this plant is? I don't think it will fit through any of my doors. I've pruned it before, but it is getting so unmanageable. These plants belonged to my mother who started them from clippings from her mother, my grandmother. 
They take up so much room in the house. Anybody have any good ideas about their care and upkeep?


BluBabesCreate said...

Thanks for the compliment! Those plants are looking gorgeous. Just like the woman who takes care of them. Come see how to-do an interchangeable framed wreath!

Thisisme. said...

Hi Grammy. What a lovely name for those plants - angel wings begonias. I have never heard of them before. And how wonderful that the plants started off with your grandma, and then your mother - priceless. I'm afraid I can't help you with how to look after them, but I'm sure someone will come up with an answer. I do hope so anyway, as you don't want to lose them.

Ethnic Girl Fun said...

I don't know how to take care of them, but that is so awesome that they came from a plant your grandmother started---start one for Cate/Kate.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

Those are beautiful plants. Obviously you are a green thumb. I struggle with plants that is why you do not see many here. Have a great day.

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Your deck is beautiful! I'm jealous of that stone wall you got going on out there:)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

First, that stone wall is awesome... we could not gather enough stones in our area to build such as this - hah!

I would cut three or four leaves to root in sand or water (opaque glass container) in a south-facing window over the winter. Save one plant, cutting it back to about 4 inches and do not overwater over the winter. Best of luck!