Maryland Blogger: Begonia, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA

Begonia, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA

Begonia, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA


When I posted this photograph on Facebook, one of my Facebook friends in Ireland left the following comment.


Subhash Sharma This bright looking Begonia belongs to the genus Begoniaceae along with Hillebrandia, a species unique to Hawaii. "Begonia" acts as the common name for all members of this genus that has over 1,500 species. Common colours for begonias include yellow, white, pink and scarlet.French botanical patron by the name Charles Plumier coined the name Begoniaceae for this genus. It pays tribute to a former governor of the colony of Haiti, Michel Bégon. Bégon recommended Plumier to King Louis XIV as an official plant collector, for which Plumier promised him immortalized in a plant's name. With this in mind, begonias represent gratitude or sly enticement.One of it’s cultivars 'Kimjongilia' from this group is a floral emblem of North Korea.


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Begonia, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 8373
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Photograph by Roy Kelley
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Comment balloon 6 commentsRoy Kelley • February 05 2020 06:29PM


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Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 6 months ago

I love begonias and have a number of them in my yard.  Today, it is in the upper 60s here in Sacramento.  The sun is out.  I can't help but think about working in my yard again!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 6 months ago

What a lovely photograph of begonias - thank you for sharing Roy!  Have a great weekend

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC (Keller Williams Capital Properties) 6 months ago

Hello Roy - your flower photography posts draw some interesting comments from around the world.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 6 months ago

Lovely flowers, begonia, Roy... as is your photo. Unfortunately, never had any success with them in my garden.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) 6 months ago

Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 6 months ago