Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bella Fuschia

Is the weather insanely beautiful where you are?

Here in the middle of Wisconsin, March can usually be quite blustery and cold. There are biting winds stinging your face, angry gray clouds and plenty of snow piles and slush. I said usually. This month has been above normal and beyond outstanding. We have no snow, the temps have varied from high 60s to nearly 80 all month long and the grass is starting to green up. That has me thinking months, MONTHS earlier about hanging plants. One of my favorites is the complex, dainty and highly seductive fuschia.

According to, fuschia plants are "exotic-looking, two-toned flowers that provide striking color and tropical ambiance. Fuchsias are perfect for hanging baskets, though they look just as nice when allowed to cascade from a large planter sitting on the ground or on a pedestal. Many people are intimidated by their tropical beauty, thinking that they are difficult to grow. That is just not the case!"

These are also known as "Lady Eardops" for their obvious resemblance to earrings. I think that they look more like pretty ballerinas dancing in the wind. I am thinking that big baskets of cascading "Lady Eardrops" might be gracing my front porch this spring. Even though I kill nearly every plant that comes onto my property ;-).

{Bella Fuschia available on Etsy}

What are you planting in your flower garden this year?

Erin Prais-Hintz invites you to go on a journey of inspiration at her blog Treasures Found :: Inspiration is Everywhere. You can view a gallery of her work at or purchase her new line of 'Simple Truths' in her Etsy shop.


  1. Wow Erin!!!!! These are so well put together!

  2. hé ! funny ! iverhere - antwerp - belgium - europe - it's the same thing ! March is the beginning of spring but usually it is still cold en wet. But now the sun is shining for days! I was sitting in my garden ! I leave the house with short sleaves ! Normally it is at the end of april that we maybe can do that ! But I like it !

    Lovely earring syou made!
    I make a lot of them too BTW ....

  3. Beautiful! I really love these <3

  4. Those are very cool! And very fuchsia-like! I'm fascinated by those multi-petal caps. Is that one solid beadcap, all in one piece?

  5. Beautiful Erin! I too am in love with those bead caps ... they look assembled to me ... do tell! =)

  6. Yes, your bead cap arrangement just takes it away! This is a fuschia that will live a long life!

  7. Oh Erin, they are so sweet and delicate! Wow - love them!

  8. Those are gorgeous earrings Erin!