It's been a while, 'eh!? Computer crashed...... Plus, since it is fall, there has been a great deal of work to do to get ready for winter and get the spring inventory put to bed.
So here is a peak at 'Gypsy Queen' who just bloomed for the first time last week! I have 'Gypsy Prince' and 'Gypsy Baron', now 'Gypsy Queen', and all I need is 'Gypsy Princess'!!
'Gypsy Queen' was hybridized by Bull all the way back in 1865! A few weeks ago, there was a post in the Fuchsia Forum of DavesGarden.com, of an upright fuchsia bush down in southern California which has been documented all of it's life and was planted 111 years ago.
Now that is what I've been talking about! Fuchsias can live for many, many years. Most uprights are not the tender shade plants most people think of when you say "fuchsias." And they are certainly not annuals to be thrown out in the fall like they do in many places :-(