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Spring’s Opening Act, ​A Brilliant Character

My Grandmother had an old, urn-shaped, iron pedestal “plant holder” that sat out front of her house years ago. I can’t quite recollect what she used it for or what it was meant to be used for. At my house, it serves as a beacon for displaying an “opening act” for Spring. And so, the marquee would read (as the saying goes), ‘April Showers Bring May Flowers’. The first showing of flowers is always around Mother’s Day, which is May 14th this year, and the starring role goes to the brilliant Fuchsia! Fuchsia are wonderful as Hanging Plants​, although there are Upright Varieties. On some Fuchsia plants, The Blossoms look like ribbons of hanging lanterns or, better yet, tiny dancers wearing tutus! Others have Elongated Blooms and look like a long, tubular, musical horn. Fuchsias bloom in a variety of two-toned colors. I gravitate toward the vibrant, deep Fuchsia/red and purple plants. Other colors range from pink to white, red, or even orange hues. Their bloom time is from late spring to fall, so I …