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!