Saturday, October 29, 2011

Today's flowers: Fuchsia

These red lantern like flowers are fuchsia, is a genus of flowering plants that consists mostly of shrubs or small trees. Like this pink fuchsia here.
The first Fuchsias were discovered in the Dominican Republic and Haiti by a French monk and botanist called Charles Plumier. He gave them the name Fuchsia in honour of the German botanist Leonhart Fuchs.

Fuchsias are available in a vast array of colors and shape, they are very popular garden shrubs in America and Europe, When I was traveling in Europe, I have seen the beautiful flowers everywhere, flourish throughout Europe. I was thinking how good if it could grow here in Singapore.
 simple yet exquisite elegance

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