Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems. ~Rainer Maria Rilke

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The lovely Hanna Blue

I could'nt resist buying this fuchsia when I was buying bedding plants a few days ago. This is a "Hanna Blue" hybrid Fuchsia. Isn't it beautiful? I love it's graceful presence in my garden but they don't have a long life here. I think I have a green thumb most of the time but buying a fuchsia has always been a bit like: " Yes, it is beautiful isn't it. I'm going to pay you some money and take it home with me so I can slowly watch it die." I have never had one that survive this foothill heat in the summer. Never! So, I have a plan.( It worked for Brownie goat). Yesterday I planted it in a hanging basket with really good planting mix. Then, I hung it on my front porch. It's high enough that it will only get early morning sun. I will remember to water it religiously and maybe, hopefully, it will make it through the summer. I may even talk to it. A little encouragement never hurts.
This morning I went out to admire the lovely "Hanna Blue". She looked just fine. She likes her new digs. She didn't say this in so many words, but I could tell. She even had company. During the night one of our little "porch" frogs took up residence under her branches. This is a good sign.
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  1. I remember a time fuchsias grew in profusions in gardens all over the Bay Area. I had several, myself. Then a new disease hit. Now I have none. Enjoy!

  2. Beautiful flower you have there. It seems as if I can plant something in the ground and it will most likely do ok, but if I put it in a pot it is like giving it the death sentence.

  3. hi,

    I am a paintress and my artists name is Hannablue.


    greetings and take care of the flower.


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