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My new plants seem to have a habit of walking around the garden. I wonder what they're looking for?
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2016-05-09
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It's #FuchsiaFriday, again. Where did the week go? Thanks for an interesting one, though! Fuchsia boliviana (Revue horticole 1876)
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In a stunning reorganization of the Evening Primrose Family, the Onagraceae, it was announced by taxonomists this morning that the genus Fuchsia will be folded into Gongylocarpus Schldl. & Cham. Fuchsia magellanica, for example, will become Gongylocarpus magellanica. F. cyrtandroides will slide off the tongue as Gongylocarpus cyrtandroides. Get used to seeing Gongylocarpus procumbens scrambling accross the garden. And so on. And so on. It was apparently felt, with only a couple of species to its name and being recently segregated into its own tribe, that the not particularly attractive Gongylocarpus needed some real help from the rest of the Family, Personally I wouldn't have minded sending a few of the more difficult Fuchsia species off that way, but did they have to take the whole genus!? I guess we'll all get used to this taxonomic shock to our beloved plants. Eventually. I'll shed a sentimental tear, hope that everything doesn't just eventually get folded into Epilobium, and rename my page Gongylocarpus in the City, Oh well. Today is April 1 after all.
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What's blooming already? The rue anemone, Thalictrum thalictroides. A plant that now apparently looks like itself.
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A mini greenhouse goes over top to help the fresh fuchsia starts get accustomed their new home in the City. Thanks Earthworks! 
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Unpacking the new starts from The Earthworks. Every one is looking mighty fine. One of the better deliveries by the Post Office recently. The plants have been barely disturbed by their cross-country adventure.
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There we go. They're all fully free. Honestly, it doesn't look like a single leaf fell off in transit. Now for a little watering to settle them back in.
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Unpacking the new starts from The Earthworks. Everyone looking mighty fine. One of the better deliveries by the Post Office recently, The plants have been barely disturbed by their cross-country adventure.
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They're here! The new fuchsia starts from the Earthworks in Covington WA arrived Wednesday. Thanks Linda! Thanks Tammy!
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Good morning. Leaves are coming.
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