Plantidote of the Day 2012-06-21
Happy (late) Summer Solstice! I thought it was today, but apparently yesterday was the real solstice. My excuse (of course I have one!) is that it's been so fracking cold here in Zone 10 that summer seems like it must be months away. We barely broke the 70s here in LA yesterday. Meanwhile, it was nearly 90 in Chicago, and 94 ("feels like 100") in New York City!
So here in Coolifornia, we're shivering, but at least we have some splendid begonias to look at. For more details about growing them -- and also for some awesome images -- check out the American Begonia Society. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go put on a sweater.
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