They both are very photogenic.
Somehow, I always take more pictures of Fuchsia The Blonde with its large pink-dark pink-light purple flowers.
Really, the shrub is pretty big and full!
-I am thinner and my flowers are lighter !
-Show-off! The only thing you do the whole day is flirt with your neighbor Melianthus! - said The Brunette.
- Everyone in our flowerbed knows that!
-Ladies! Stop the squabbling! I am big enough for both of you - exclaimed Antonow's Blue Honey Bush, Melianthus as he invitingly spread his huge branches.
- Casanova! - said Fuchsia The Brunette.
- Skirt-chaser! - said Fuchsia The Blonde.
- Fine! - growled Melianthus. I'll make friends with The Daylilies. They bloom only for one day, but there are so many of them! One finishes blooming, but another is ready to replace it!
-Womanizer! - cried both Fuchsias simultaneously as they intertwined their branches. Case closed.
Melianthus major 'Antonow's Blue': Powder-blue, highly textural evergreen foliage grows along stems to 8 feet tall. In late spring, spikes of deep burgundy, nectar-rich flowers will attract numerous bird species to the garden. USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 7-12. Average minimum temperature of 0 to 10 degrees F. Needs regular watering -weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Partial to full sun. (Description by Monrovia)
I have others fuchsias growing separately, and I will show them later.
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