Thursday, November 11, 2004


Every since visiting Ireland in 1996, I've like fuschia plants (and hydrangeas). Hydrangeas are easier to master here in the NW, but we've had a heck of a time getting our fuschia plant to take. Last winter, with 4 inches of ice over our three year old plant, I thought it was a goner. It was only about an inch tall when the ice melted. But it was exactly what it needed. It grew to about 3 feet tall over spring and summer, and now has perfect blossoms. Here's one I picked tonight:

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