November 04, 2022

The Fuchsias of November 2022

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This is an unusual November for my part of the world. We've had light frost, but it's been followed by days of very mild weather, similar to what we'd usually experience in September. While most perennials have gone dormant and many annuals have passed, some plants that can take a light frost are holding out. This includes my hanging baskets of Fuchsias.

I have many around the property, and most have not been sheltered from the cold nights or covered at all. They're actually looking better than they did during the hot summer days.

I don't know the names of most of these Fuchsias, because they came in mixed baskets without tags. The last two photos, however, are 'Markinka,' which I bring in to the sunroom for the winter every year, and the buds of 'Dark Eyes.'

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We've been spoiled with this mild autumn. I'm not ready for the cold days of winter ahead.

14 comments:

  1. My snapdragons are still going strong.
    It really has been a lovely autumn.
    I do love that you keep your fuchsia over winter.

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    1. Yes, for sure. I have a few Snapdragons and other annuals still blooming, too. It doesn't feel like November, but I guess that's about to change...

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  2. I'd be excited to have fuchsias blooming at any time of the year, Beth. I hope you thoroughly enjoy your warmer-than-usual weather while it lasts.

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    1. Thanks, Kris. The Fuchsias like my shady garden, from May through mid-October, usually. But they aren't as full and healthy when we have very hot summer weather.

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  3. These are sooo pretty, glad you can enjoy them before winter sets in!

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    1. Yes, we're moving closer and closer to the dormant days. I'm not ready. ;-)

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  4. We just had a mild spell but, unfortunately, it was preceded by several frosts. So I have no annual flowers left. I wish I had a sunroom where I could overwinter my fuchsias. Yours are stunning, Beth. P. x

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    1. Thanks, Pam. Some folks around here had more frost than my neighborhood did. Being on a hill, in the woods, near a lake holds off the cold a bit until the really frigid weather comes. It's just around the corner. :(

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  5. Your fuchsias are beautiful and so nicely photographed.

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    1. Thank you, Susie. I've been so tickled to have so many of them still blooming. :)

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  6. Wonderful you still have Fuchsias to enjoy! They all look pristine.

    Mine were toast in the heat of August/September. Maybe next year...

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    1. I've definitely been enjoying them. They struggled in the high heat of this past summer, but I think the shade and plenty of rain helped keep them going. And they really thrived during the cooler autumn days.

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  7. Gorgeous Fuchsias. This is one of the first years I didn't grow any. I'll write it down and make sure to seek a few out next year.

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    1. They are so luscious and colorful, aren't they? And great for the pollinators. :)

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