The begonia corner
I had been going around taking pictures of flowers and plants, mostly at my new favourite haunt, the Kyoto Botanical Gardens. So, since it would be impossible for me to post them all in just on post, I am going to post them according to species, or if there is a common theme, then I will group them together. I will post more frequently in order to finish them all! If you, for some reason, find plants a bit boring, then I will have to ask you to wait for a few weeks for my blog to resume to normal posting session.
In this post, it will be about begonias. They flowered early in spring, in the greenhouse. The Kyoto Botanical Gardens had arranged this little special corner (seen in the first picture) for people to gape at the colourful begonias and to take their pictures with them, if they wanted to. I passed up on that chance and instead, took the opportunity to 'steal' a picture of the two women who were posing.
Apparently there are over 1000 species. Some of the flowers are huge and some were small, but all were colourful - yes, even the white flowers are 'colourful' to me. Somehow, some of them, especially the larger flowers, looked fake to me, like those ornamental plastic plants you often see in shops, restaurants, hotels etc. Now, I do not know if the hanging flowers are begonias, I assumed they are since they were placed in the area designated for begonia species. First time in my life seeing so many huge flowers of different colours - it was a bit overwhelming at first!
P/S: Post had been edited.
More to come.......tulips