Joy Fielding – Begonias and Tuberous Begonias

Joy Fielding discussing begonias

Joy Fielding discussing begonias

Joy Fielding is a long-standing member of the NSW begonia society. She’s a return speaker for us. Some of our members remembered her from her earlier talk and were keen to hear her again, for the rest of us, it was all new. In order to enhance her talk, she brought samples of several begonias varieties including:

  • Tree (aka cane or angel wings)
  • Shrub-like
  • Rhizomatous
  • Tuberous
  • Rex

Of these, tree, shrub and rhizomatous are great for our local climate. All can tolerate sun up to mid-day. All are easy to care for and propagate. And, of course, they all have beautiful flowers and leaves.

IMG_6479Joy gave us some practical tips on how to care for our begonias and answered our questions drawing on her wealth of experience.

At the end of Joy’s informative talk she shared cuttings with those of us keen to take home a begonia to add to our own gardens.




About Laura Rittenhouse

I'm an American-Australian author, gardener and traveller. Go to my writing website: for more. If you're trying to find my gardening blog, it's here.
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