E.J.Wilkins

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Fuchsia

'White' Fuchsia

The plant is named after Leonart Fuchs. Once you know how to spell his name it's quite easy to remember the how to spell the name of the plant.

 

This one grows in our garden. From a distance the flowers look white, which is how it is 'marketed', but possibly because the plant is growing in the shade the centre of the flowers have ended up a very, very, pale pink.

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Fuchsia

'White' Fuchsia

The plant is named after Leonart Fuchs. Once you know how to spell his name it's quite easy to remember the how to spell the name of the plant.

 

This one grows in our garden. From a distance the flowers look white, which is how it is 'marketed', but possibly because the plant is growing in the shade the centre of the flowers have ended up a very, very, pale pink.

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comments (18)

They look like delicate little lamp shades, very nice Ellie.
EJWilkins: They do indeed Rory, although I've never thought of describing them like that, it's a perfect description
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 Sep 2010, 02:16
My grandmother used to have an enormous collection of these pretty flowering plants, Ellie.
EJWilkins: I think they're becoming popular again Ray, after falling out of favour for a while. The hardy varieties are very forgiving and flower for absolutely ages. It's just a pity they don't look better in the winter months
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Sep 2010, 06:35
They are exquisitely delicate Ellie. He might have been German: I think Fuchs is Fox
EJWilkins: I didn't know that Chris. smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 2 Sep 2010, 06:59
beautiful Ellie, esp with the matched pair in the background
EJWilkins: Serendipity Zed, I almost cropped out those two flowers but they seemed to add a little something to the picture. Pleased you noticed
I love fuchsias, these are particularly pretty
EJWilkins: I do too Bill, and there are so many lovely hardy varieties these days too. We've another that has flowers barely bigger than a match head, they're always covered with bees
Perfect composition and exposure !
EJWilkins: Oooh, I'm honoured you think so
Beautiful picture of a beautiful plant.
EJWilkins: You're right Sheila, they are beautiful plants
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Sep 2010, 09:41
And I always thought it was fuschia! The delicate colour is quite unusual for a fuchsia - I don't normally go for the big blowsy shocking pink and purple ones - I'm more of a pelargonium girl myself!
EJWilkins: See! You learn something when you least expect to! Truth is, so did I until I discovered who they were named after. And I'm not a fan of the big flowered ones either, these seem much more discrete and sort of comfy in our garden
Your botanical series is grand Ellie, an admirable set of photographs.
EJWilkins: Gosh, thanks Chad
I love this shot, Ellie, and I love fuchsias. I have two different ones this year. I've always called them ballerina flowers.
EJWilkins: The petals do seem to resemble a tutu now you mention it.
Definitely more subtle than the strong coloured ones that didn't survive the hard winter in a pot on our patio
EJWilkins: No, this one's very hardy and very resilient too - we chopped it down to the ground a few years ago, it came back stronger than before!
wonderful
EJWilkins: Glad you think so Derek, thanks
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Sep 2010, 12:39
A lovely composition, ellie. The flowers in the background add to the image. Lovely colours, too.
EJWilkins: I was so lucky those two flowers were in just the right place to do what was needed to turn this into more than a mundane picture
Ah, those lovely pale pink ballerinas! (:o)
EJWilkins: Aha, somebody else thinks of ballet dancers when they see these flowers.
Very pale and pretty, I like the hint of pink in the centre smile
EJWilkins: It's such a delicate pink it almost goes unnoticed. I think that if these were in full sun the colour would be bleached out
Excellent Ellie, it is the repeat of the OOF blooms that really makes this a good image.
EJWilkins: Those two flowers in the background were a serendipity moment Brian, happy coincidence
I like the mirroring too.
EJWilkins: Phew, that's good smile
I've never seen one so pale. Beautiful! Thanks for visiting my blog smile
EJWilkins: And thank you for visiting mine smile

I love this plant, more than any of the darker coloured one

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