11.05.2013

Begonia Rescue & Beginning on houseplants

I miss my garden! 
I like getting my hands in the dirt, planting seeds,caring for baby plants, and watching them grow. 
And most of all, I love the beautiful flowers they give me!

I never really was interested in house plants, only outdoor plants.
I get a little to lazy to water them more than I should an outdoor plant. 

 But now that I live in a apartment, I want to bring some color and plant excitement to it.
So I went ahead and started buying houseplants.  
I got succulents and cacti plants. I read they are very easy to take care of, 
and don't need to be watered often.

One day when I was shopping for pots. I saw other plants, plants that have color in their leaves! 
So I ended up buying some of those too. 

One of them was this begonia. 
Lowe's had it at the clearance section, along with others that were more dead than alive. 
Even though it was full of withered leaves, I still thought that  it looked pretty! So I bought it.


 And when I got home I placed it a container of water and let it sit there for a long time. 
Then I got rid of all the withered leaves and this is what I ended up with. 


I think this begonia will bounce back, and new leaves will grow.
I can't wait to see those red and green leaves contrasting with the snow view at my window sill!

2 comments:

  1. I would have loved your help in my garden today...I planted about 100 bulbs!

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  2. i hope your green thumb revives it. :)

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