Yesterday I got to plant Amstel Begonias, supervised by the site gardener who has been tending to her landscape for the past twenty years. Let's see how she does it.
1. Use a trowel to dig a hole. My trowel totally fit the site: it sports a soft cork handle and thumb rest. It retails for $15.
2. Throw in some bone meal. Personally, I think this might be overkill for annual plants but why not? Bone meal is an organic fertilizer.
3. Water the hole. It takes time but it makes sense. Help the plant with some water in the hole.
4. Install the Begonia. It sounds simple but the low green foliage is supposed to face the walkway and street. See, you learn something new every day.
Adding annuals to your garden gives you instant colour, assuming you can handle the cost every season.
Vas Sladek, B.Sc., CLHT