Beguiling Begonias

Big Red is a classic begonia with bright red flowers and the typical oval leaves. ( file)

Rex begonia is a colorful specimen to place in a spot indoors where it will get indirect sunlight. (

We will likely get even more rain this summer. It might be time to think about adding plants that can tolerate moist feet. Begonias are a good candidate. Many species will do well in Kona gardens. The Begoniaceae family includes more than 1,000 species and over 10,000 registered hybrids which makes picking a favorite difficult.