My fuschia is the best it has ever been right now. It seems impossible to get a good photo, but here it is. This is the one plant I baby. I snuggle the plant up against the house for the winter, and cover it with an umbrella if it gets freezy out. By doing so I have kept it going a good six years. One reason I like it so is for the memory. Our state homeschool convention was at the Disneyland Hotel for years, including all the years we went as a family. That is where I first saw these, planted en masse on a bank. I was delighted when I saw them for sale in quarts here and bought one. It is lovely to grow something so
reminiscent of Southern California. I do like fuschias and this is the only one I have been able to keep year after year. I like the contrast between the red stems and the mercurochrome flowers.