Last summer we bought a fuchsia to hang above our balcony. It bloomed for months, then seemed to die over the winter. Living in southern California, the idea of a plant that actually goes dormant in winter is a bit of a foreign concept, but we figured, well, just in case, let’s keep watering it.
It started to grow new leaves in spring, and the first hints of new buds appeared as summer arrived. It finally started blooming in earnest in mid-July, when I took this photo:
Update: I’ve posted a larger version of the photo on Flickr.
I’ve never seen anything like that, before. I love the facts that you two kept nurturing it and that it eventually responded.
Thanks for sharing that.