Annabelle's Fuchsia Garden

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À la recherche du temps perdu. A vintage postcard from Annabelle’s Fuchsia Garden in Fort Bragg, Calif. run by Annabelle Stubbs and her husband, Bud….➤ Read More

Viva Magenta! Pantone's 2023 Color of the Year

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Pantone’s 2023 Color of the year is something called “Viva Magenta”. I have to laugh at the hyperbolic drivel in the press. “Grounded in nature”? Hardly. Magenta was a trade name applied to rosaniline hydrochloride. a synthetic aniline dye brewed in the labs of….➤ Read More

The Lady with the Fuchsia Corsage

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The portrait-carte, sometimes portrait carte-de-visite and usually known inaccurately in English as just a carte-de-visite, was a type of photographic visiting card patented by the Parisian photographer, Eugène Disdéri (1819-1889), in 1853. Based on the indispensable visiting cards of the….➤ Read More

The Fuchsia Spotlight. Fuchsia juntasensis

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Fuchsia juntasensis is restricted to cloud forest on the northeast slopes of the Andes in Bolivia's Cochabamba Department, where it occurs at elevations between about 1,900 to 2,800 meters. Flowering is primarily in the dry season from June-Octoiber. It belongs….➤ Read More

The Fuchsietum—A Documentary

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If you've been following along on social media for the last year, you're probably aware that I've been working on a new design for the garden. When we moved into This Old House on December 1, 2019, the garden left a bit to be desired….➤ Read More

Fuchsia 'Aprilscherz'

Wow! I can’t believe it! A fuchsia with a bright, clear yellow in the flowers has eluded hybridizers and here one of my fuchsias has simply taken up the challenge all on its own. It's sported the Holy Grail of Fuchsias. I think I'll call it Fuchsia 'Aprilscherz'....

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2022 OFS spring cleanup

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Success! Saturday was cleanup day at the Oregon Fuchsia Society's Hardy Fuchsia Display Beds at Western Seminary here in Portland. And the sun was shining after several days of rain, too! The OFS Ground Force sprang into action…. ➤ Read More

The strange case of Nils Lilja & the fuchsia

Nils Hansson Lilja, the colorful and decidedly eccentric Swedish intellectual, writer, poet, watchmaker, newspaper publisher, gardener, horticulturalist, and botanist, was born on October 17, 1808 at Blinkarp, Röstånga, in the province of Scania. His early education was at Malmö where….➤ Read More

The Twelve Fuchsias of Christmas

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🎼 On the first day of Christmas
🎶 My true love sent to me
🎶 A partridge in a pear tree
🎶 And Fuchsia….➤ Read More

Happy New Year 2022

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Happy New Year! May 2022 bring the best of Luck!➤ Read More