Friday, February 20, 2015

Photo a Day 51 - Flowers

For "Floral Friday Fotos" and "Today's Flowers this week I am featuring some of my favourites from my garden

Fuchsias come in a variety of shapes and sizes. There are approximately 100 species of deciduous or evergreen trees and shrubs and more than 8 000 cultivars. A very popular garden shrub. 

 We suffer here from a lack of water and very high summer temperatures, so over the years only the hardiest varieties have survived in my garden. While I admire and indeed have tried to grow the luscious double varieties, now I concentrate on the hardier single varieties and the occasional semidouble and in fact have grown to prefer them to their showier cousins.

This last one is quite different, being a large evergreen shrub with tiny flowers. It is very frost tender and regularly burns in the winter, only to shoot back in Spring and Summer. It is Fuchsia arborescens.

Visit "Floral Friday Fotos" and "Today's Flowers"  for more horticultural delight.

Liz Needle


  1. They're lovely! They remind me of dancing ballerinas.

  2. Beautiful looking flowers. I have thoroughly enjoyed looking at all your wonderful photos today. Thank you so much for sharing this post with Today's Flowers :) Very much appreciated! I would like to invite you to be our Guest Friend on the home page. If you are interested in sharing two or three of your favorite flowers - possibly not shown before and with TODAY'S FLOWERS in the subject line - I would gratefully receive them at No pressure, I am so delighted that you shared with us today but thought I would ask. Enjoy the rest of your week. Denise, host of Today's Flowers.

  3. Lovely shots, Liz! It is wonderful to be able to enjoy seasonal flowers in one's own garden.
    Thanks for participating in Floral Fridays Fotos, I look forward to your next offering!