TRAILING FUCHSIA – SUMMER PEAKS

A Photo a Week Challenge: Favorite Color in Nature

Garry watering the fuchsia

My hunky husband waters the plants. It’s part of the joy of summer. And the rich purple and red of the fuchsia. Fuchsia is such a rich color, it has become a color of its own.

fuchsia trailing summer macro

As the season reaches its peak, the fuchsia begin to grow long, with trailing branches dropping past the fence on the deck.

Very macro fuchsia

I see fewer new blossoms, fewer buds, but more seed pods. It is high summer for us, but rounding the corner to the end of the season for fuchsia.

The pictures were taken using the Olympus PEN PL-6 with an f2.8 60 mm macro lens or the Pentax Q7 using an f1.8 8.5 mm prime “normal.”

Trailing fuchsia in July (Pentax Q7)

Trailing fuchsia in July (Pentax Q7)



Categories: Flowers, Gallery, Home, Photo A Week Challenge, Photography, Summer

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29 replies

  1. Gorgeous colours. Love that one of Garry watering the plants.

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  2. So beautiful, Marilyn. Thanks for joining the challenge!

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  3. I would love to grow them in my garden though I am not sure about the temperature and soil issues.

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    • Fuchsia is a trailing vine, so I think you need to grow it in hanging pots.

      Otherwise, it likes shade — a bit of sun, bu not too hot — and plenty of water. If you have a bright, shady patio or deck or porch, that’s perfect. Soil not so important. It’ll grow in any earth, if the rest of the conditions are right. You might get them to flower all year in that climate.

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  4. Gorgeous; they look like silk purses 🙂

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  5. They are amazing plants- both is color and the beauty of the buds and flowers

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  6. Beautiful!

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  7. How beautiful against the cool green of the trees. Your surroundings look idyllic.

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  8. I love fuchsia–and never remember how to spell the word!!!

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    • If it weren’t for spell checkers, I’d never get anything right! I love my fuchsia. This is the time of year when I become aware that they are doomed to die at the end of the season. Makes me sad.

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      • I guess that’s also what makes us appreciate things–the fact that we know they will end.

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        • Down where you live, if you had a shady, not-so-hot place to hang a couple of pots, you might be able to nurse them through the off season. They need a LOT of watering. Daily when it’s hot. They need filtered sunlight. They burn up in direct sun. But if you can give them those two things, they can keep going. They won’t survive indoors, though. Maybe in a hothouse, but no one I know has grown them in a regular house.

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