The Twelve Days of Christmas 2023

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That’s it! Some fold up the Yuletide festivities early but it ain’t over until the Three Kings sing. So thanks for singing along to the The Twelve Fuchsias of Christmas 2023. Hope you had a joyful holiday season and may your gardens flourish in 2024!➤ Read More

The Twelve Days of Christmas 2022

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That’s it for the season. Some fold up the festivities early but it ain’t really over until the Three Kings sing. So thanks for singing along to The Twelve Fuchsias of Christmas again this year, Hope you had a joyful Christmas and a Happy New Year. May your gardens flourish in 2023!➤ 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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Happy Christmas 2020!

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Wishing everyone everywhere all the peace, love, joy and happiness of this festive season and may the New Year bless you with health, wealth, and even more happiness as well….➤ Read More

Día de Meurtos & All Saints

A time for remembering. The Fuchsias in City have gone a bit Día de Meurtos for All Saints….➤ Read More

A happy 2018 to everyone everywhere

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It’s a world full of Happy New Year. Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! Laimingų Naujųjų metų! Manigong Bagong Taon! Gëzuar Vitin e Ri! سنة سعيدة! Yeni iliniz! Heri ya mwaka mpya! Buon anno! Bonne Année! ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!…➤ Read More

Going kiku for autumn. The chrysanthemum festival

What’s autumn without the chrysanthemum? Little it seems these days. But beyond the generic and ubiquitous mum balls that appear on every corner and outside every front door is the superb artistry and aching perfection of trained chrysanthemums, the Japanese kiku...➤ Read More

Happy New Year!

Wherever you are in the Universe, a very Happy New Year from Fuchsias in the City!➤ Read More

Goodbye Fuchsia. Hello Gongylocarpus!

Get out those label makers. Change is coming! But are you sitting down for this one? In a stunning reorganization within the Onagraceae, or Evening Primrose Family, it was announced a year ago this morning that the whole of the genus Fuchsia has been folded into a related spinster genus➤ Read More

Happy Lantern Festival

Fireworks! The Chinese New Year certainly comes in with some big bangs and more than a few snap, crackle and pops. But it’s the Chinese Lantern Festival marks the last day of traditional Chinese New Year celebrations. Its bright lanterns symbolize the letting go of past selves…➤ Read More

Merry Christmas!

Despite the sentiments of that classic Let it Snow, the weather outside hasn’t exactly been frightful. It’s been so un-frightful, in fact, that the potted fuchsias are still out there enjoying the extended cool but frost-free fall. All thanks to this year’s El Niño’s efforts at keeping the Evil Polar Vortex…➤ Read More

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from the Fuchsias in the City! Where one dazed balloon awaits its fate in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. As can only be Scene in the City, of course…
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Fuchsia cordifolia. Just for a day.

I know. I know. Fuchsia cordifolia Benth. is really a synonym of Fuchsia splendens Zucc. A couple of botanists got their descriptions crossed and it’s always, “First come, first served”. But it’s the Feast of Saint Valentine today and the old heartleaf fuchsia...➤ Read More

Bursting into the New Year

Like a small explosion of fireworks, a panicle of Fuchsia arborescens flowers bursts brightly from the tip of a branch. Wishing everyone a great start to the coming seasons this New Year’s Day, as well as another fabulous 365 days filled with the wonders and promises of nature...➤ Read More

Merry Christmas!

A very Merry Christmas to everyone from Fuchsias in the City. Wishing you all the peace, joy and happiness of this festive season!

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Festive sidewalks

I walk to work. I mean, I could take a bus if I really wanted to. But I don’t. There’s no point to cramming myself into one at rush hour when I can just walk the same route almost as quickly as a city bus can inch along it...➤ Read More

Merry Christmas in the City

Walking towards home this evening, I was slowly aware that an uncharacteristic stillness seemed to be falling all around along with the early darkness still so close to the winter solstice. Perhaps it was just me, and wishful thinking...➤ Read More

Ghouls are about the streets

Over the last couple of weeks, as fall has been slowly turning down the heat, I’ve become increasingly aware that something else is turning up. First the pumpkins and the mums...➤ Read More

Christmas in the City

Walking around the City this time of year you can’t help but be struck by the endless variety of Christmas trees. There are the utilitarian and the exquisitely beautiful. The wacky and the...➤ Read More

Down the rabbit hole

It’s late December and Christmas approaches. Rapidly. But I’m still feeling a lot more fallsy than Christmasy. This odd state of suspended animation is due in no small part, I think, to the fact that fall simply refuses to leave. It lingers…➤ Read More