National Geographic : 1938 Apr
C National Geographic Society JLuiaycoior rnotograpn uy D. atnony otewart GARDENERS OF GHENT CULTIVATE BEGONIAS BY THE MILLION AND SHIP BULBS TO NEARLY EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD Easily damaged by artificial heat, the flaming plants grow better outdoors than in greenhouses, whereBelgians nurture azaleas, camellias, and palms. This garden is in Gentbrugge, a suburb of "The City of Flowers." Ghent will hold its spectacular flower show this spring (Plate XIII). Perhaps the city's horticultural industries inspired Maurice Maeterlinck, born here in 1862, to study plants and insects and towrite The Life of the Bee.