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Tuberous Begonias: big and brightly colored, what’s not to love?

I am smitten. You know the feeling when you can’t look away, you smile in their presence, and you want to know everything — their history and their future.

That was me this weekend when surrounded by displays of begonias. Tuberous Begonias are my current infatuation.

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Jane Powell is a longtime West Virginia University Extension Service master gardener through the Kanawha County chapter. She is the communications director for a community foundation and a volunteer with several nonprofits in the community. Find her blog, “Gardening in Pearls,” at You can contact her at

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