It has been a very hot few days here! The internet has been down often or very slow. But my heart goes out to Texas and all they have been enduring. I was born in mid Texas and would love to see it again someday.
Meanwhile, I have been adding photos tonight to the upright fuchsia pages in the D-K section. I don't have photos for each one yet, but I have most of them. Here are two of my favorites!
Doctor Mahoney is a huge upright that towers above me with his big dark reddish purple leaves and long dark orange tubular flowers. This was one of the first uprights I put into the ground here when I first moved the nursery here. I was so excited because I knew this could be a big one and I wanted to be able to show people how big he could get. But I almost lost him. I dug up what looked like nothing and coddled him for a year or two before he suddenly took off. Now he is in a 15 gallon planter and is headed up into the oaks behind him.
And the other is Iced Champagne. A beautiful bush with vigorous upright growth. I would have been so sad if I had lost her. I think I did lose Alaska, but at least I have her and Annabel!