Fuchsia and Friends

Fuchsia hartwegii

Things are looking pretty bloomy over at the SF Botanical Garden right now. Yesterday I blogged about the aloes going crazy, but the fuchsias are freaking out all over the place too. I’m a big fuchsia fan. We have to have at least six in our new garden.

Fuchsia cinerea

I tend to stay away from the super floofy fuchsias, but this one is just a wee bit floofy. I kind of want it.

Fuchsia boliviana

Did you know the berries of this guy are really tasty? Check out this old post for even more fuchsia fun.

Banksia praemorsa

Salvia confertiflora

I’ve been obsessed with salvias lately. This is one of my favorites. We planted one we picked up at the garden plant sale for crazy cheap this summer and it’s been blooming ever since. An old Oakland neighbor with a fabulous front garden had one that I was obsessed with. For all things salvia check out Flowers by the Sea.

Doryanthes palmeri doing its thing

Love these crazy spear flowers from Australia. They’re like phormiums on steroids.

Cestrum elegans

We used to have one of these guys back in our Outer Sunset garden. It always looked a little ratty, but the hummingbirds liked it. It was fun busting out the good camera at the garden again.

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