Since the first of June, I’ve planted the hanging flower boxes. We have them swinging in the breeze at the shop and at the front entry of the house. I fill them with plants that are kept over the winter. I usually have to buy a couple new wax begonias because the winter ones are looking bad.
Why have Wax Begonias in the Garden?
I like their bright white and coral/red flowers. We have a few pink ones included in the small collection. I started with white because our house is a bright rusty-red. The red begonias don’t clash too much with the house. Red seems to be more vigorous for surviving winter. For a few seasons, I bought impatiens, but they don’t like the heat of the day. They ‘faint’ for several hours if in sun and heat. The begonias thrive on the heat and can handle drier weather too.
R planted corn and beans. I sowed more alsike white clover and buckwheat in a small patch that will be fallow for the summer. The beans are up already.
Today, I put a large pat of sedum with a decorative iris included into the ground near the big lily bed. Four sedum clippings rooted. They were tucked in near the bigger pot. I try to thin the clumps of sedum out so they can grow bigger. That thinning yields a few more. The plants in the pot are from a seed plant that showed up in another bed. They are bedded and mulched in newspaper.