Have you ever got frozen after clicking a flower picture to enlarge it? It looked good, very good right after you downloaded it from your camera. But when you clicked it and it jumped on you from a computer screen? This is what happened to me when I saw the image of these fuchsia flowers. I saw the petals as I never saw them before and then, droplets - tiny and not very tiny - resting on the petals. I was startled, paused for a few seconds and then started to cry (well, almost). Isn't it a BEAUTY itself? Thanks God for creating such a wonderous sight. Thanks humans for inventing devices to catch a wonderful moment and keep it so that we could enjoy it again and again.
This picture was taken in late November. It was misty that day, not rainy, just misty.
Fuchsia Double Otto.
I have two plants, both of which grow in containers and bloom til frost. Very good information about growing hardy Fuchsia can be found on the Northwest Fuchsia Society Website:
Rules are different for plants in containers and plants in the ground. Those in containers need shade, more water and more food.
HAPPY GARDENING! I HOPE YOU ENJOYED LOOKING AT THESE FLOWERS AS MUCH AS I DID.
Another picture of this plant is here: My Best Bloom of 2008