Friday, August 21, 2009

My Heart and Home Pink Fuchsia

Thank you, Beverly at How Sweet the Sound, for hosting Pink Saturday. Today I'm proudly sharing my favorite plant on the back deck: The Pink Fuchsia with Double Blossoms!

She may not look like much to you. But, this is the first fuchsia that has ever survived my tender loving care! And believe me, I have tried many times to grow them. Many Times. With NO Luck at all. ( I mean, no luck, as in dead plants within a few weeks. Very disappointing!) So that makes this one really special to me.

This past winter when we had our first frost of the season, I covered what was left of the poor tender thing in plastic baggies, to protect it for the rest of the winter.


Fuchsias do not like frost.




Fuchsias do not like too much sun.


Fuchsias do not like to be too dry, and they do not like too much water.


Apparently, fuchsias do not like too much of anything, including too much of me....until I found this one.

She has been a source of my pleasure and pride for over a year now. I am filled with gratitude and happiness whenever I tend to her finicky demands. And just look at all the buds waiting to open...that's my baby!


Because she's such a beauty, I am getting very bold. I am thinking of branching out and trying to grow another one.


Posted for Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound.
Until next time,
XO
Heidi

41 comments:

Gee said...

Welcome on board and happy pink saturday. You are lucky that your flowers grow well this time. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Heidi do you know the name of it? I am curious because I am pretty sure it is the same kind that they have at Disneyland and I took a picture and posted a few weeks back. If so it is just the prettiest fuschia I have ever seen! And if not it is still the prettiest one...LOL..they grow pretty well around here...I think what they really love is rain...and normally we get a ton of that...Happy Pink Saturday! Congrats on keeping that beautiful flower alive for so long!

Linda

Riet said...

That fuchsia is beautiful and it certainly has a special colour. I don't think I ever saw that.
Happy pink Saturday
Riet

Elena said...

Fuchsia's are such pretty flowers. They're little dancing ballerina's.

Happy pink saturday!

ciao for now,
Elena :)

Beverly said...

Welcome to your first Pink Saturday, Heidi. I am so glad you have joined us.

Your fuchsia is gorgeous. She is definitely proving her devotion to you with her gorgeous blooms. I have never tried to grow one, but maybe I should. ;-)

suesueb said...

Good morning! Your fushia plant is gorgeous-so delicate and sweet!! I also love your mosaic table-awesome work. Hope you have a wonderful pink week!

Bunny said...

Your fuschia is beautiful, welcome to Pink Saturday. Hope you have a great PS have fun visiting.

Claudia said...

Oh, that is one beautiful fuchsia! I've never had one but have always admired them - such delicate, complex flowers. You should be very proud! Welcome to Pink Saturday!

Lynn said...

Looks like you met your "soul mate" of the plant world....Congrats on growing such a tender beuaty and for sharing.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hello Heidi,
What a beautiful shade! Thanks for a very entertaining post. I like your sense of humor and I think your fuchsia does also. Happy Pink Saturday and enjoy your weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Dru said...

Boy can I relate to that!! I've unfortunately killed many and I really love how beautiful they are - but can't bear the thought of killing another one. Yours is beautiful and now that we live in a cooler climate - I might give it a try again - but not yet (lol) Thanks so much for sharing, welcome, and Happy Pink Saturday!

Beansieleigh said...

Good Morning Heidi! Welcome to Pink Saturday, and love your first pink post! Almost similar to being a Mom, there is that sense of pride that comes with plants, isn't there?! I have an african violet that evokes such pride for me!... but just like children, I have that ONE plant which INSISTS upon being difficult!.. A Christmas Cactus, that I've tended to and nurtured for YEARS, but who REFUSES to flower! Oh, well... Happy Pink Saturday, and wishing you a wonderful weekend! ~tina

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Heidi! Welcome to Pink Saturday. So glad you decided to come and join us. Love this post. Your fuschia is absolutely gorgeous. Love it. The flowers look so delicate in your picture, with just the tiniest little centers. I have always loved flowers, but I live in Phoenix, and right now not much is growing from the heat. I have tried just about everything there is in the summer time here, and about all I have are my hibiscus and they have done wonderfully all summer. Thank you for sharing with me today. I have signed up to follow your blog, can't wait to see what you share next. Please stop by and say hi. I would love to have you follow my blog as well. Country hugs, Sherry

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Very pretty, I have tried fuschia's but they just wont do well for me. You have a beautiful home. Welcome to PS, have a good one.
Vera

Regina said...

Welcome! Such pretty fuchsia.
Happy Pink Saturday and
enjoy the weekend.
Regina@DailyLiving

g said...

That's a lovely fuchsia, such a delicate color. Congratulations on finding one that can thrive - they are picky.

You might think of looking into hardy fuchsias - they are landscape plants, not container plants, and the flowers are smaller than the showy basket fuchsias, but I think they are quite charming - and there's even a pale pink one.

Google fuchsia magellenica, and see what you think.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!


So very lovely!


~ Gabriela ~

CC said...

She's a gorgeous plant with absolutely gorgeous blooms. You must have had the magic tough with this one. Happy Pink Saturday..have a wonderful weekend.

Leslie said...

Hi Heidi! I've never had any luck with fuschias either but this one obviously LOVES you! Happy Pink Saturday!

Light and Voices said...

Simply divine post!
jfm

Marina Capano said...

Hi! what a just beautiful home you have! cute place!
I love fuchsia!

Visit me anytime...

xoxo

Blondie's Journal said...

This was funny, Heidi. And she IS beautiful. Wow...double blossoms!!

Have you ever brought it inside over the winter? I have heard they do well in a sunny window. But then again, the baggie trick worked and you may not want to mess with a good thing!!

My problem with fuchsias has been the flowers and stems blowing off in the wind. It's so sad to see them all brown and sticky on the ground. Does yours shed?? I stopped getting them when this kept happening.

Get another one!! You are definitely doing something right!! :-)

xoxo
Jane

caren said...

Gorgeous! I'm a little jealous - I have never been able to keep one alive. Welcome to PS!

Dawn said...

There is a hardy fushia now. Burgess seed catalog has it, it's a bush with smaller flowers, good to -10. Happy PS!

Jorgelina said...

Pretty flowers.
I love fuchsia!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Patricia said...

What a beautiful shade of Pink. I don't have much luck with the fushia - you have given me hope. Happy Pink Saturday and have a wonderful new week.

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Heidi; What a sweet Pink Saturday Post.. I just love Fuchsia's your sweet pretty pink one is just beautiful.. I hope your next one does just a well. have a great weekend.

Hugs;
Alaura

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Welcome to PS! Love your lovely flower.

Irma :)

Brenda said...

Those gorgeous blooms are surely worth whatever you had to do to get them!
Brenda

Lisa said...

Heidi

She is breathtaking and so dainty. You did a great job, I think you should try another.

Lisa
http://www.palepinkandroses.typepad.com

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing these delicate pink fuchsia. It's too hot here to grow them so it is a treat to see yours.

Happy PInk Saturday ~ Hyacinth

http://hyacinthforthesoul.blogspot.com/

♥Mimi♥ said...

Usually I buy a fuchsia every year and for some reason I didn't this gardening season. After seeing yours I am now kicking myself!

Mary said...

So glad you joined in Pink Saturday so I could find your blog...it's beautiful. Your soft pink fuschia is lovely...it must be happy in its surroundings, as it looks healthy and glowing! I also love fuschias and have a hard time keeping them alive, so I buy a new one every couple of years or so. I'll visit again...take care, and Happy Pink Saturday! Mary

Lemondrop Marie said...

What a lovely blessing for you! I never knew they were such a gorgeous flower!

Heidi said...

Thank you every lovely one of you for the sweet encouragement, and for the advice as well! I will show you my new fuchsia as soon as I get her home!
XO
Heidi

Jeanne said...

Hello Heidi, your plant apparently has bonded with you. It is beautiful. I love my plants too and I am so proud when they bloom so pretty. Your post makes me smile. Happy Pink Saturday.

Hugs...Jeanne

Mary said...

How beautiful. You've selected a lovely image to share with us today. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Atelier de Charo said...

¡Bienvenida!
Very nice fuchsia, so lovely in pink.
Enjoy Pink Saturday!

peppermint said...

Good for you. Perseverance always pays off. My husband has a green thumb when it comes to Fushias. I just enjoy the beauty. It's at the end of my day and I'm so glad to stop by and visit you. Please come by and see me.
Hugs and Glitter,
Patti

Bella said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! I laughed at your post because I can totally empathize - I seem to have that effect on some plants, too. But it looks like you two are made for each other this time around. Stop by for a visit sometime. Happy Pink Saturday!

Jennifer said...

Heidi,Welcome to pink sat,I love your fushias.Such a pretty shade of pink.I love the table setting on your deck in the post below the blue wine glasses are just so pretty.The beach pictures are so pretty.I must come back to read more.Hugs,jen