The Oregon Trail of Fuchsias
The 2010 Oregon Fuchsia Society Convention
Portland, Oregon

This fuchsia convention was hosted by the Oregon Fuchsia Society in Lake Oswego, Oregon from September 30 to October 3, 2010, and organized through the seemingly ceaseless effort of its members around the theme of the Oregon Trail of Fuchsias. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such an amazing perpetual motion machine in action. Many, many thanks to the members of the Oregon Fuchsia Society for putting on a fantastic convention. Also, pictures from the previous fuchsia convention in 2008 organized by the Northwest Fuchsia Society at Tacoma, Washington are posted here.  NWFS 2008.
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Convention Thursday

The convention kicked off on Thursday, September 30th with fuchsiana temptations galore available...
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Convention Friday

Friday, October 1 was the first full day of fuchsianeering. The day started off bright and early with a...
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The Demko Garden

After a buffet lunch at the hotel, it was an eager group of conventioneers who could hardly wait to get...
The Carmody Garden

After the Demkos, it was on to Gloria Carmody’s garden. She shouldn’t have been so nervous: Her garden...
The Rose Garden

The third visit of the day was to Portland’s famed International Rose Test Garden. But this time with a twist...
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Convention Saturday

Saturday, October 2, saw two more inspiring lectures in the morning. The fist was from Glen Cox of Guelph...
The Swaren Garden

At Saturday’s first stop, Virginia Swaren opened her lovely garden for viewing. The bright, sunny skies...
The Randall Garden

The next stop was at the garden of Sue Randall. As if she didn’t have enough of the convention’s logistics...
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The Kerr Mansion Garden

At the last stop, Susan Bates opened the elegant grounds of her historic house, the Kerr Mansion...
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The President's Dinner

Saturday night’s grande finale was the President’s Dinner. After a delicious meal, there was the anticipation...
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Luncheon at the Winery

With a noon check-out deadline for the convention hotel, many attendees took care of business...