I am not a gardener, but I love flowers. These are from the Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Garden, located at the Ballard Locks, is the result of a gardener hired in 1931 to transform a graveled area of the grounds, to an English estate style garden. An expert horticulturist and botanist, Carl S. English Jr. traveled and corresponded with botanists around the world, and with the aid of the captains of ships passing through the locks, amassed a significant collection of plants.
The genus contains about 1,400 different plant species. The Begonias
are native to moist subtropical and tropical climates. Some species are
commonly grown indoors as ornamental houseplants in cooler climates. In
cooler climates some species are cultivated outside in summertime for
their bright colourful flowers, which have sepals but no petals.