Do you Pinterest? I have for a while now. Especially since so few people know that lavender wands exist, it was the best way to get the word out. So I search constantly for others who also make lavender wands and I promote them.
And every artist I add to ArtisansOfAmerica : Artisans Of America is also added to a Pinterest board I have called ArtisansOfAmerica. At least once, usually twice. When I first find them to add them to my list and then again when I finally post about them.
So! My pinterest boards have been getting a healthy rate of traffic and I decided to start searching for fuchsias.
Well, there are not very many fuchsias listed on Pinterest yet. Out of almost 15,000 named cultivars, it was hard to find very many and almost none of them have the names of the flower.
Time to change that!
But first I had to learn how to put Pinterest buttons onto my website. I won't bore you with the details, but it was not as simple as a PayPal button because their instructions didn't jive with how my website is designed. I figured it out though and TA DA, you can now help me (if you would like to) post named fuchsia varieties to Pinterest.
I haven't added a button for every one yet. Girl has to make a living. But I will be trying to do so as I continue to add varieties to the site.
Meanwhile, if you live anywhere near the central coast of California, please go see Michael at Alladins Nursery & Gift Shop and purchase all of Michael's Fuchsias Galore so he can retire in style and I can follow in his footsteps.
One of my main goals is going to be to try and find some of the varieties both he and I have managed to lose. Such as the one he hybridized called Pinto De Blue. Wouldn't it be an awesome retirement gift if I could give Michael his own fuchsia back!!?? Help!