Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Bloomin' Tuesday

Good morning. It's Tuesday and ya'll know what that means - it's Bloomin' Tuesday over at Jeans. Head on over to Jeans at http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com/ and see who else has something bloomin.

Thought I'd share my begonia's today. I love begonia's and they perform beautifully for me. Most of the time they come back even after a harsh winter like we had this year. All of mine from last year didn't come back but this little baby did. When I trim them to encourage new blossoms or the shape it, I place them into the ground and most of the time they will make root. I place this one in its new home this weekend.
I told ya'll I was going to purchase me some color this weekend and I did. I'll share the others on Friday but this is one of my new begonias. The container called this one Olympia White. This is the first time I've seen them identified on the container.





I spent most of Sunday cleaning the yard and ya'll need I remind you that my yard is huge 3-4 acres. And I also mowed the lawn. It always looks so good and I love the fresh grass smell. I also took a creative side so I grabbed it and went with it. I filled two pots with begonias. The little yellow pot is one that I painted this weekend. It took 5 coats of paint to cover. The can said it was good on clay but it still took a lot of coats. The chair looks nice and is comfortable to enjoy a cup of coffee. (Oops I should have moved the ashtray. Now ya know.)




Earlier this year I pulled the big iron chair from the shed of surprises and painted it yellow. I love it now. I want different cushions but hey this works fine till then. The rusty small chair I pulled from the shed last year. It is different and am not sure what this chair might have been used for but it reminds me of a babies high chair but it has no front or side. Perhaps a belt but no sign a belt was attached. Should I paint the chair?
We are having some nice weather here and I hope you are too. Nothing really going on here. Have a great day everybody.


26 comments:

AaronVFT said...

The begonias are so cute! That looks like a comfortable place to relax and watch the plants.

Darla said...

Wax Begonias are great plants...Don't ya just love paint?!

Suzanne said...

Love begonias. Growing up I lived near Santa Cruz (CA) where they had fields and huge green houses filled with begonias. So beautiful!

Gatsbys Gardens said...

That yellow chair looks beautiful! Yes, paint the little chair, maybe a contrasting color like what you have on the pot.

Eileen

Deb said...

everything looks great!! love the chair..

Busy Bee Suz said...

I was just thinking of trying begonias!!!
I say paint the little chair..it is so cute!

Roses and Lilacs said...

That little chair is just the right size to put a pot on.

I haven't had any begonias in years. I like your white ones. Maybe I'll pick some up for my shady front entry.
Marnie

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I love the color of the leaves on the Begonias as well as the flowers.
Both of the chairs are great. I love the yellow.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Begonias have always grown well for me as well. I have never planted them here, but when we eventually make the move permanent I will put in some more flower beds. The chairs look great. You have a huge amount of land to look after. I have just under an acre and that is enough for me to cope with:-) Diane

Paula said...

Love your yellow chair and pot! Your begonias are beautiful and your porch makes me want to come and visit! Thanks for sharing, Paula in Idaho

Rosemary said...

Love your yellow spot for enjoying all your hard work looking after the garden. Weather here cool and rainy....... next week they are promising warmer temps.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Becca your begonias are so pretty. I really like your new white one.White blooms always draw my eye.
Your chair is so wonderful painted the yellow. I remember those treasure you found in the building. The yellow pot looks so good with it. That is the cutest little chair. Was it a doll baby chair maybe. I don't know either LOL!

bennie and patsy said...

Paint it red or bright blue to go with the yellow that would be very colorful
Patsy

perennialgardener said...

Your begonias are pretty. I've never had much luck with them. Oh what a clever way to repurpose that old chair, with some paint. :)

Bonnie said...

Love the chair and your begonias. I hope to get some in a couple of weeks!

Jean said...

Lovin' the yellow paint! We have to dig up begoniias for winter here so I hever get them. Yours are looking great! Happy Bloomin' Tuesday! Jean

Katie said...

Such a cute chair!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

I love the yellow on the chair. Maybe the little chair was a stool at some shop in the day. I think it's interesting. I recently planted a bunch of begonias in some pots on my front porch. They are an annual here. I really love them, too. Come on by and I'll brew us a fresh cup.

Stephanie said...

I can't grow this kind of begonias. They just die after a while. I may have over watered them or they just cannot tolerate the heat well. Nonetheless, it is wonderful to see them growing so well in your garden. I love their foliage and the different flower colours as well.

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I don't know if you should paint the little chair or not. Looks kind of cute just as it is! And I love the yellow one. Fellow hermit, we're just one year apart in age too!
Brenda

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Becca: Love your flowers, so neat. Your chair is so cool in yellow, it does need a bigger cushion for sure.

Marilyn Jones said...

Becca, the little chair is great! If you paint it, I suggest that you paint the inside of the legs and braces a contrasting color. It would really make it look interesting. Like--paint the chair yellow and the inside of the legs green or visa versa.

Daisy said...

Becca, the begonia is pretty. I love the yellow chair--so cheery! Yellow is my favorite color.

Noelle said...

I love begonias too. I love the little one that made it through the winter. Yellow in the garden always makes plants look great :-)

Far Side of Fifty said...

Your Yellow chair is very cute..I like yellow! I think that little chair was once used by little girls and their dolls. I recall seeing one someplace..I like it the way it is..:)

Marydon Ford said...

Looking really good, Becca. Some tropical caribbean fabric cushions will be dynamite on that chair. Love the baby chair ... Your begonias are wonderful, wish mine would come back.

I just bought more plants today, like I needed them ... haha! but HAD to have them.

Have a great weekend.
TTFN ~ Marydon