September 2017 in the garden - Fuchsia

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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Douglas Justice's September 2017 in the Garden | UBC Botanical Garden is about fuchsias and hummingbirds. I think the birds must have a thing for Douglas, because we did not see a single one anywhere in the garden. He said to watch for the hummingbirds to find the fuchsias. It's a good thing we knew what those flowers looked like anyway.

    Instead of watching birds feeding on the flowers, I decided to focus on the fruits, since it was years before I realized these flowers even had fruits. Of course, the first one I looked at was just opening and had no fruits yet. This is Fuchsia 'Little Giant'.

    There were olive-sized fruits on this F. 'Pat's Dream'. We didn't try tasting any of them.
    FuchsiaPatsDream_UBCBG_Cutler_20170831_P1300788.JPG FuchsiaPatsDream_UBCBG_Cutler_20170831_P1300793.JPG

    Here is Fuchsia magellanica.
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