The Seventh Fuchsia

by petal & pins

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

I have seven different Fuchsias  growing in my garden.

Six of them were already well established when the garden became mine – including two pale pink and the pink/purple one I’ve used for this Garden Fairy’s Wardrobe design.

A couple of years ago my father bought me a variety called Peppermint Stick from a plant stall on a drive down to Huonville and we planted it together outside my salon window. It hasn’t had as many blooms as some of the others but otherwise is thriving in our chosen spot.

At dad’s suggestion I struck a piece incase I lose the original. It’s doing well but I’ll keep it in a pot on the deck over winter and then find a place to plant it – perhaps in the back garden where it will get a bit more sun which might bring more blooms.

Do you have Fuchsias in your garden?