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And the award for Miss Photogenic goes to …

Just a short while ago I was bemoaning the fact that everything in my garden seems so “white”, with white blooms everywhere and not much colour left, after the crazy flower-flush of spring bulbs had passed. Reviewing all the suggestions I was given of making my garden “pop” with colour once again, I decided I liked the idea of black petunias in and amongst all the white to create a “sophisticated” garden.

As it usually happens when I am out looking for something specific, I won’t find it, but get sucked into all sorts of other options. And so it was that I finally planted two small fuchsias in the Camellia bed which I think will work quite well along the shaded wall area. In the front of the Camellia bed which gets a bit more light and a sniff of sun, I repeated last years exercise of planting a few Petunias. I’m not a great lover of Petunias, but have to concede that they create an almost instant colour spectacle which I feel my summer garden needs.

I’ve never had fuchsias before and only noticed just how lovely they are when I pointed my camera at them, and now I can’t stop photographing them. How gorgeous are these little flowers? And what an absolute delight they are to photograph. I can’t decide which of my new “colour pops” is the most photogenic, but I think…

The award goes to …


And the Runners up are …

[one_half]Little white and pink FuchsiaLittle white and pink Fuschia[/one_half]

[one_half_last]The blue PetuniasThe blue Petunias[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Bright pink Gerbera daisyBright pink Gerbera daisy[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Bright pink PetuniasBright pink Petunias[/one_half_last]

See … instant colour!

Those Gerbera daisies are SO SO cute I feel a post dedicated to them coming up! I was lured by their cuteness at the nursery today. All these little pots with Gerberas winking at me and I only bought 2! Think I better go back and get more … if I can decide where to put them 🙂

Whats your favourite flower to photograph?

Happy Gardening

By Christine

Dominated by large trees on a medium sized property, my garden is very shaded. With no “full sun” areas I have to plant shade and partial shade loving plants. I love shrubs and flowers including camellias and azaleas but Roses and Irises are my favourite and getting these to thrive is a challenge …

8 replies on “And the award for Miss Photogenic goes to …”

So you are now a fuchsia fan! 🙂 They grow on you and once they bloom you just want to photograph them. I was also not a mad fan in the beginning. But I still don’t think I’ll join the Fuchsia Society just right now. heehee.. Love the blue petunia, my red ones are doing so well!!

I like Fuschia flowers too. At the local horticultural show they have a category for fuschia and the flowers are presented on a piece of black card or slate which really shows up the colour

I have never been successful growing fuschias though I love the flowers…I don’t think I have a fav flower to photograph…those gerberas are also lovely…I grow petunias…I love the flower and they bloom their hearts out for me…

I think you got it just right with the Fuchsia Christine, I have always found that they perform best in semi shade avoiding mid day sun. I don’t know how often we go looking for a specific plant and like yourself end up with something else.

Hi Alan – I have the same feeling about Fuchsias, I’m very iffy about them. The foliage and plant itself don’t really impress me and I couldn’t really understand what the big deal is with everybody going crazy for them – until I looked at the flowers through the camera lens! Then I “got it”. Still not mad about the plant, but it might surprise me like its flowers did – and if the birds love it then I’m happy anyway 🙂

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