Happiness is a Fuchsia Basket

by Katy on April 15, 2012 · 8 comments

I came home from work yesterday to find this on my front porch:

Yesterday was the annual Fuchsia Day at Fred Meyer, where you can buy five fuchsia starts for $3. This is awesome because they plant them for you, and provide the potting soil for free! So I end up getting my three fuchsia baskets all ready for the season for a grand total of nine dollars!

But since I was at work, my next-door-neighbor Chris ran this errand for me!

And here are the baskets in all their shade-loving glory:

And a close up shot for all you Cecille D. DeMille fans:

Because they’re planted nice and early in the season, they’ll be all lush and drapey by the time they’re blooming.

Ahh . . .

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Mindy April 15, 2012 at 2:32 pm

I hit up Fuchsia Saturday too! I go to the Fred’s on 60-ish and Glisan every year. No lines!


Katy April 15, 2012 at 4:15 pm

The Hawthorne Freddie’s never has a line either.



A Frugal Spinster April 15, 2012 at 2:43 pm

I keep mine over in the garage each year, free but they always look scraggely and are late to bloom, maybe next year I’ll try Freddies.


Practical Parsimony April 15, 2012 at 3:03 pm

I don’t think I ever saw a fuschia plant until this week at the produce market. They sell flowers, too. I got a pic for my blog but cannot post pictures right now.


Practical Parsimony April 15, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Ooops, meant to say it is the most exotic and beautiful flower I have ever seen, bar none.


Katy April 15, 2012 at 4:14 pm

I am pretty enamored of their ability to thrive in deep shade.



Trish April 16, 2012 at 8:41 pm

I just planted our flowers for the season too! Filled up 2 hanging baskets and 3 railings for under $20. Nothing like seeing my perky petunias surrounded by allysium when I pull up in the driveway.


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