Exploring the world of Fuchsias

I tend to read a lot of gardening books during the (North American) Winter because my library has a good selection checked in 🙂 Does anyone else do this? Right now I am fascinated with Fuchsias and found a really straight forward book written for a beginner to the topic.

 

 

Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Inc. Copyright 2000

Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Inc. Copyright 2000


I have acquired a few of these plants with a long flowering period and have been focusing on those hardy in my zone 8 garden.
Fuchsia flower types

Fuchsia flower types


According to this book they are easy to propagate so that may be one of my winter greenhouse activities.
Plant propagation.

Plant propagation.

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6 thoughts on “Exploring the world of Fuchsias

  1. I like the hardy single fuchsias but find the doubles that need to be mollycoddled a bit much. I have that propagation book too (in fact I have too many gardening books but that’s for another day). It says you can cut each cutting in half but I’ve found this doesn’t work for me. It’s probably good for commercial propagation as you get double the output. I’ve found stem-tip cuttings (either greenwood or softwood) root readily enough.

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