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U.S.A., Washington State. USDA zone 8a. Sunset climate zone 5

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

My Best Bloom of 2008



Click on the picture to see snow crystals


My reward for the outstanding performance in my garden-'08 goes to
Fuchsia Double Otto.

It's the same plant that was featured in my January post
The picture above was taken in December
(look at the description below - it's far beyond its bloom period).

Flowers: Bloom Period: June, July, August. Flower Color: pink, purple
Size: 24-36" tall.

Space 24-36" apart.
Soil: Minimum pH: 5.6 • Maximum pH: 7.5
Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade.
Cold Hardiness: 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b.

22 comments:

  1. I think it's a well deserved award, he went above and beyond to keep blooming even in the snow!

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  2. It's a tough call which is prettier--the snow crystals or the petals, but I have to go with those persistent petals!

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  3. Wow. It's a beautiful flower all by itself but with a snow cap it's quite miraculous. This says something about the gardener too. Nice going.

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  4. Beautiful shot with the snow on it!

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  5. Such gorgeous colours.

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  6. It is such a pretty picture. It shows contrasts in nature that just does not fit. Snow on blooms. I do not think that Mr. Double Otto can read its planting description :)
    Beautiful shot.

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  7. That is great to have a fuchsia blooming that long and in the snow. How long after the picture was taken did it continue to bloom?

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  8. What a beautiful flower. The snow crystals look so real.

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  9. What a beautiful shot. The snow really enhances the brilliant colors...
    I hope it survived the wicked winter.

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  10. Hi Tatyana

    I like Fuchsias. I sometimes grow a triphylla type called 'Thalia'

    It's spectacular. I posted about it.

    Thanks for this

    Rob

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  11. Absolutely stunning photograph. This picture helps you appreciate the not only the beauty of the flower but of the snow too.

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  12. That is beautiful. I don't think I have ever seen a perfect snow crystal picture. Nice shot!
    -Heather

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  13. what a great flowers. I had no idea they were hardy for me here in our 8a zone.

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  14. Fantastic! I love it when a plant goes all out! Such inspiration to see this :)

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  15. Тань, я с английским не очень друджу, но стараюсь, и брат помогает иногда(учиться на переводчика). Фото как всегда и фуксия показалась мне большой такой:) У меня не растет зараза:( Мне ее свекровь подарила, а она почти сразу погибла... А у тебя просто руки золотые такую красоту на улице растить:)!!!
    P.S: СПасибо за комплименты по поводу фото:)

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  16. A lovely flower, eager to bloom earlier!

    Very beautiful picture!

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  17. Fantastic photograph. I can see why this plant won your award...
    Sherry

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  18. It IS a beautiful flower. they are sold way down here but don't last much longer than getting them home. I don't think they like our humidity. Yours seems to like your snow.
    Meems @ Hoe and Shovel

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  19. I had no idea that fuschia were so cold hardy. Wow!

    Cindy

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  20. Stunning photo just looking through the snow.

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