Chocolate Cosmos

This time of the year all plants are showing off their beautiful flowers.




The alluring, strong chocolate fragrance of this sunloving, bushy perennial is intriguing! From midsummer into fall these velvety, deep burgundy, 1 ½ to 2″ flowers bloom for weeks atop slender 10-15″ tall stems. Superb as a container plant; outstanding as a cut flower.



Tigridia pavonia

Common Name: Jockey Caps. Sword-shaped, ribbed leaves. Triangular shaped flowers of White, Red, Rose or Yellow – with many colour combinations inbetween!



Fuchsia fans know how much fun it is to pot up a small plant and watch it grow in just a few weeks, into a stunning plant with flowers that resemble tiny ballerinas dancing down the sides of a hanging basket, or standard, or bush.
Luckily for fuchsia novices, this joy requires very little skill or hard work.


Fuchsia (/ˈfjuːʃə/few-shə) is a vivid shade of red, purplish-red or pink named after the flower of the fuchsia plant, itself named after the German scientist Leonhart Fuchs[1]

The color fuchsia was first introduced as the color of a new aniline dye called fuchsine, patented in 1859 by the French chemist Francois-Emmanuel Verguin. Its name was changed the same year to magenta, after an historic battle near the Italian city of that name. [2]

One of the last fuchsias


Lost in Details:Weekly photo challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

This is where you can find more details on what and how for the weekly photo challenge



Last year this time I took some photos of my Fuchsias

This year was really too hot for them and they were not that good.

Here are some of the photos I just got


Fuchsia (pron.: /ˈfjuːʃə/ few-shə) is a genus of flowering plants that consists mostly of shrubs or small trees. The first, Fuchsia triphylla, was discovered on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola (present day Dominican Republic and Haiti) in about 1696-1697 by the FrenchMinim monk and botanist, Charles Plumier during his third expedition to the Greater Antilles. He named the new genus after the renowned German botanist Leonhart Fuchs (1501–1566).[2][3]


Pretty ballerina

The Fuchsia is one of my most favorite  flowers. They look like dainty ballerinas when the wind blows them up and down. On tip toes they dance in the wind.  Their colors are also beautiful, lighter outside and darker under or bottom with stems hanging like little ballerina dancing on the tip of their toes.

Before opening up:

About an hour later:


This is not the same one but this is how they look when fully open:


Another one of the same color.  Look at the tip toes.

Another color!

And another color

And still another color


So beautiful, They are all in my garden