As the rest of my garden begins to wind down, here is one plant that is just coming into its glory.
I got this plant at an end-of-spring clearance sale; a couple of pale leaves on a spindly stalk; one step away from getting tossed into the Dumpster. I brought it home, replanted it, and waited. And waited. And waited. Unlike other tuberous begonias I've had, this plant suffered from a definite failure to thrive.
But I hung in there. And a couple of weeks ago, it suddenly perked up and started sprouting more leaves. And this week it began to bloom.
My redeemed, renewed tuberous begonia