Thursday, August 12, 2010

Begonias are Just Non Stop Color!

Hello again,

Great gardening friend Sheliah Raymond checks in with some great Non Stop Begonia pics. These double or ruffled begonias are called "Non-Stops" because once they start flowering for a season, they just NEVER stop. They are a true "no-brainer" for a shady spot in the garden.

Sheliah was kind enough to send us all these pics.

(The lovely Apple Blossom!)

Sheliah writes: "Here is why I think the begonia flats at Skillin's are the best deal ever! This red begonia is just one of the four plants in the flat. It is in near total shade and has bloomed like this all summer. You may remember that I was trying to pick a color -but decided to to get one of each -I am so glad I did! It's just to hard to pick a favorite!"

I do remember Sheliah's visit--each visit is quite memorable by the way!

Here you see yellow non stops planted with white impatiens in a shady spot. Yellow was easily the most popular color with the Non Stops this year.

Thanks Sheliah for the note and the great pictures. I absolutely think the Non Stop Four Packs are a great deal and any gardener with a shady location should plant Non Stops as either a ground bedding plant or container plant in 2011!

Mike Skillin
Skillin's Greenhouses
August 12, 2010

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