Begonias - Gardening Book

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by Mike Stevens

ISBN 1-55297-551-7
96 pages, 7 3/4 x 10 1/4
full-color photographs; Paperback.

Mike Stevens presents a complete and readable guide to one of the most popular flowering plant choices: begonias. The Begoniaceae has as many as 1,000 known and identified species plus countless hundreds of hybrids. This informative and practical guide for gardeners focuses on the popular tuberous begonias, and also includes:

  • history and key discoveries
  • culture of non-tuberous begonias
  • large-flowered tuberhybrida in containers year-round
  • basket begonias
  • fertilizers, soils, watering and propagation
  • creating your own hybrids
  • remedies for pests, diseases and disorders
  • 95 beautiful full color photographs

With dozens of the author's recommended species and hybrids plus nursery sources and a bibliography, Begonias is a solid reference work.

About the Author
Mike Stevens has a specialist's knowledge of begonias and is known worldwide as a knowledgeable and generous source of expert advice. His photographs are a pictorial record of his "beauties," many of which appear in this book in luminous full color.

Table of Contents

1. History and Key Discoveries
2. Culture of Non-tuberous Begonias
3. Tuberous Begonias
4. Cultivation of Tuberous Begonias
5. Large-flowered Tuberhydrida in Containers through the Year
6. Basket Begonias
7. Begonias in the Garden
8. Pests, Diseases and Disorders
9. Fertilizers and Soils
10. Watering
11. Propagation
12. Creating Your Own Hybrids
Appendix 1: Exhibiting Your Plants
Appendix 2: Useful Addresses
Selected Bibliography

About this Author