September 2017

Blooming Begonias Newsletter September, 2017

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When:  Monday, September 11, 2017 at 7:30p.m.
Where:  Mounts Auditorium
Refreshments:   Nancy Cavnar
Badge Plant:     ?
Program:  - Begonia Classifications
                     Virginia Jens

President: Pat Dempsey   Vice-president: Ed Whalen   Treasurer: Frances Drescher    Secretary: Petra Russell
Special Events and Refreshment Chair: Susan Roberts    Membership: Sandy Schlar   Newsletter: Johanna Kitson

September Program

Speaker Virginia Jens will be presenting three of the eight classifications of begonias this month. Explanations of how these groups differ will be shown by examining live plants and via a power point presentation. Rex, rhizomatous, and thick-stemmed begonias all have special reasons to grow them. Reasons beyond thinking we must grow, or have, nearly every begonia we see. Some can easily be house plants or landscape plants. All can be easily propagated from either leaf cuttings, stalks, rhizomes, and/or seeds.

Share, Share, Share a Begonia

If anyone has rex, rhizomatous, or thick-stemmed begonia cuttings to share, please bring them to the next meeting to coincide with our speaker’s topic this month ...... Especially those hard-to-find thick-stemmed ones. It is still an excellent time of year to grow cuttings as the day light hours are still long enough, and, it goes without saying, it is surely warm enough!

QUESTIONS ABOUT A BEGONIA YOU ARE GROWING?

Have you lost the tag from your begonia? Can’t figure out why your begonia is not thriving? Bring your begonia or begonia questions to the meeting and someone will try to find an answer for you.

EXCHANGE TABLE

The Exchange Table begins again this month. Bring a nice plant to exchange for another nice plant. It does not need to be a begonia.

****** MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW ******

An OCTOBER reminder………… October’s meeting will be the first Monday in October---October 2---due to the holiday falling on the second Monday

BRING A FRIEND TO THE NEXT MEETING