Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Last Fuschia Flower

Fuchsia hybrids such as 'VooDoo' are very popular in Southern California. Now is the time of year to cut them back and keep them pinched to produce full plants with plenty of blooms in the summer. Because of the dreaded fuchsia mite, plant debris should be thrown in the trash instead composted to avoid spreading the problem.

This little bloom is all alone in an upright shrub in Laguna and will soon be history when the plant is cut back to about one-third of its size.

1 comment:

Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

So beautiful! I just love the pink/purple combination.

Cameron