Oct 10, 2010

Late Bloomer

I've been babying this fuchsia plant since early spring.  It would be loaded with buds but they never seemed to fully open.  So earlier this fall I had my husband hang it under the pine trees and from that point on we totally ignored it.  I guess it didn't like my pampering ~ because all of a sudden it decided to bloom; without my help.  We've had temperatures dip to the hard freezing points but it's still thriving. 
This picture was taken last week -  as you can see by the pine needles.  But now that beautiful fuchsia keeps on blooming and it brightens up that corner of our yard.
 Today is 10-10-10.  

13 comments:

BJ Roan said...

I love Bleeding Hearts. We had one at our other house, but not here. This one certainly is thriving.

Carletta said...

It may have taken awhile to flourish but your fuchsia plant is lovely!

Luna Miranda said...

i love it when flowers from hanging planters bloom. they cheer up the whole place.

~mel said...

I have a rose bush in a flower pot that has been sitting out on my deck all summer in the corner. Not the end where I had all my plants; but in the corner where the neglected flower pots and junk are. I watered it once... and it's still kicking... so now I decided to bring it in over winter and see what happens. Who knows... maybe I can grow roses!

Mary Ellen said...

My your fuchsia is gorgeous!! I had one a friend gave me last year and it ended up dying. I just love those plants but don't seem to have much success keeping them alive for some reason- any suggestion?

LC said...

I really like this fuchsia... monochromatic that really works! L

Life Ramblings said...

the flowers are charming. they bloom beautifully in your back yard.

jack69 said...

I love it when nature seems to have a mind of its own, and ignores us!!!!

Take care, I knew it was not you who was the late bloomer!!!!!
Take care

chubskulit said...

That is gorgeous Cher, thanks for identifying the flower at my post. Greatly appreciated it!

Naturegirl said...

I am finding that many of my pottted plants look stunning this time of year! Better than they did all summer! I suppose it is lack of the constant heat!
Your fuschia does light up that corner!

Dee said...

Pretty...and independent.

Rambling Woods said...

I keep my baskets in the shade near the pond well watered and they are still going even after a frost...

Róisín said...

Beautiful. Reminds me of being a kid when we used to suck the sap from them. It tastes really good!