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Flower of the Day: Begonias

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begonias in GeorgiaColorful begonias bloom outside the Blue Willow Inn Restaurant in Social Circle, Georgia.

According to Wikipedia, the begonia is a genus of perennial flowering plants in the family Begoniaceae. The genus contains more than 2,000 different plant species. Begonias are native to moist subtropical and tropical climates. Some species are commonly grown indoors as ornamental houseplants in cooler climates. Some species are cultivated outside in summertime for their bright colorful flowers, which have sepals but no petals.

Your Road Trips Gardener uses begonias and impatiens to fill the windowboxes around her house in the Hoosier Heartland. She brings a pot or two indoors for the winter, then takes them back outside the next spring.

The Blue Willow Inn, alas, is now closed, but this snap was captured on a visit in 2010.

(Photo by Susan McKee)

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