Pink Begonias. Along a moist, shaded path in my garden grows the flowering hardy begonia. Freeze tolerance is a rare thing amongst begonias, but this East Asian native never got the memo. Leaves are olive-green on top and pinkish below and marked with prominent carmine red veins. The 6 to 8 inch long leaves have the typical asymmetrical base found in all begonias. The soft, pink flowers are produced in open, pendant panicles at the ends of the cane in late summer.
Story behind this beauty. About to be thrown away in a dumpster. I carefully picked up this poor potted plant. With barely a trace of life, I gave it a much needed TLC. The first couple weeks looks hopeless, but four months after; it bloomed to perfection. From grotesque to an object of beauty. The vibrant pink flowers says it all.
The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. – Henry Miller –