Nearly three weeks after my visit to the Lowe’s bargain bin in the gardening department, my fuchsia plant is showing very impressive growth of new flower buds. Wow! These white-colored buds will eventually mature, with a flower bursting from each one. This plant is also showing new leaf growth, so the plant really is healthy. Click on the photo for a close-up view.
I lightly pruned the tips of this plant with gardening shears shortly after bringing it home and I also removed spent flowers. This strategy has been fruitful. I will post more photos of this plant when the sepals part to reveal the colorful flowers within. I can’t wait!
To think that this gorgeous, healthy plant was relegated to “ugly duckling” status after its flowers faded, when it only needed a little bit of time and TLC to reveal the gorgeous “swan” it really is. Some of the flowers may start to bloom by Christmas, which would be a thrilling and lovely way to say, “Season’s Greetings!”