Fuchsia baskets

I’ve been anxiously awaiting the opening of these white fuchsia buds.

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The buds on most of the others have been more round; and none of the others were this BIG!

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After a few more days, a bit of pink began to show, and I thought maybe the insides were that vibrant pink that is typical of fuchsias.

***  I had all these hanging baskets planted at Fred Meyer on their ‘free potting day’, which they call Fuchsia Saturday.  They will plant as many as 8 pots or baskets for you; the soil and the service is free.  You just have to buy the plants there.  I had never worked with Fuchsias before and there were SO many options of varieties of them that I just picked a bunch at random and requested that they plant each basket with a combination of starts.  So I really NO IDEA what was going to bloom!

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Soooo000OOOoooo  Pretty!!!  The softest pink color imaginable!

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Here’s what’s blooming in the rest of the baskets:

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I think I probably went ‘too light’ on how many starts I had planted per basket, because my baskets are not nearly as full as the pre-planted baskets you see in the nurseries.  If I do it again next year, I will definitely buy more starts to plant per basket (at the price of 5 for $3.00 you can afford to splurge a little!)

But first I will see if I can get mine to ‘survive the winter’ in my garage and re-bloom next year!

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  1. I “stored” a fuchsia all last winter in its pot under a camellia bush and it is doing fine this year. I think I like the double ruffle ones you have the best. They are beautiful—you are truly blooming where you are planted.

  2. Beautiful. Here in the Calif central valley it is just to hot for these, but I do love them.


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