studio flowers: Begonia sutherlandii

Photo of a hand holding a small potted plant with orange flowers (Begonia sutherlandii), wearing Wraptillion's intricate modern chainmail Scarab Bracelet.

Say hello to this new little plant, Begonia sutherlandii! I grew this years ago and lost it, so I’m thrilled to try it again. This begonia is from Tanzania and parts of South Africa (it’s a botanical species, not a hybrid, and grows wild there in shady areas) and it’s pretty hardy (for a begonia), so I’ve got a couple outside too, at least for now. I’m hoping to enjoy this one as a potted houseplant in my studio for at least a while longer, though. My begonias came from Digging Dog Nursery, I have no idea how long I’ve had that pot or where it came from, and I’m wearing the Scarab Bracelet from my Mechanical Garden collection here. (Always one of my favorites!)

Photo of a hand touching a small potted plant with orange flowers (Begonia sutherlandii), wearing Wraptillion's intricate modern chainmail Scarab Bracelet, with the corner of a closed laptop nearby..

The ones outside have brighter orange flowers so far, but I love this backlit pale orange here too! So, so good with that almost chartreuse green.

A small potted plant with orange flowers (Begonia sutherlandii) sits on a desk next to an open laptop, a pencil, and a fashion sketch of a dress.

Guess I’d better get back to the style sketches I meant to work on… At least I’ve got this happy little plant to keep me company!

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4 photos compiled into a collage of a hand holding a small potted plant with orange flowers (Begonia sutherlandii), wearing Wraptillion's intricate modern chainmail Scarab Bracelet, and a desk with the same plant, a laptop, and a fashion sketch of a dress. Text on image reads: studio flowers: Begonia sutherlandii, wraptillion.

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