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2012 in Review – Queensland Begonia Society’s Annual Report with Season Greetings, Statistics, City Skyline, Mountains, Spotlights and Fireworks!


Queensland Begonia Society in Happy New Year and Season Greetings with City Skyline, Mountains, Spotlights and Fireworks
Continuing the festive spirit as 2012 departs and 2013 arrives, Queensland Begonia Society would like to thank and appreciate, wholeheartedly, everybody who visited, liked and/or commented on various posts and pages, with the gesture and formality of presenting this stylish 2012 Annual Report, based on some data from the “stats helper monkeys” at WordPress.
Here is an excerpt from the Annual Report of
Queensland Begonia Society
  • 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. Queensland Begonia Society had 7,500 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 13 years to get that many views.
  • In 2012, there were 47 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 98 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 16 MB. That’s about 2 pictures per week.
  • The busiest day of the year was 19th August with 139 views.
  • The most popular post on that day was About.

Attractions in 2012

These are the posts that received the most views in 2012:

  1. 2012 Annual Show 3 comments
  2. Brussels Biennial Flower Carpet: Blooming Begonia Art 3 comments
  3. Gallery 6 comments
  4. About 3 comments
  5. Begonias–My New Favorite Flower 5 comments

How did visitors find Queensland Begonia Society?

Some visitors came searching mostly for begonia rex, queensland begonia society, curly fireflush begonia, begonia hybrida caravan, and begonia.

Where did visitors come from?

There were visitors from 88 countries in all. Most visitors came from Australia. The United States and Spain were not far behind.

Global Map of Visitors to Queensland Begonia Society

25 August 2012 to End of 2012

Global Map of Visitors to Queensland Begonia Society from 25 August 2012 to End of 2012

Who were the visitors of Queensland Begonia Society?

The post receiving the most comments in 2012 was Greetings!.

These were the 5 most active commenters:

  1. Olwyn 6 comments
  2. Lois 2 comments
  3. June McBryde 2 comments
  4. Sheryl 1 comments
  5. Logee’s Plants for Home & Garden… Specializing in Rare and Unusual Plants 1 comments
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If you’re like me and sad to have it still be winter (darn groundhog), here’s a great gardening gift that you can make inside for the green-thumb in your life.

Begonias are one of the easiest plants to propagate; most varieties only need a little water to start new roots. They come in infinite varieties (I love the leaves as much as the flowers) and stand up incredibly well as city house plants (requiring relatively low light, rather infrequent waterings (a once-a-week soaking will suffice in a pot with good drainage), and they are undeniably gorgeous.  Click below for the how-to.

How to: Propagate Begonias

Prepare a small container by washing thoroughly, making sure to leave no residue of suds.  The smaller the container, the better since the cutting will release growth hormones into the water to help the new roots develop.  Fill with tepid water.

Snip a large healthy…

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