by petal & pins

© Sandra Alcorn 2013

© Sandra Alcorn 2013

As a child I called Fushias ‘ballerina flowers’.

The pretty petal tutus and stamens like slender legs in pointe shoes dangling on the bush a joyful delight to small eyes and hands.

My garden now is perfect for Fushias – I have several varieties flowering at the moment – and just sometimes I’m still drawn to pause and  make a flower pirouette in my hand!