Well all our cool, wet, weather had to be good for something.
While others have been suffering the consequences of high temps, my garden has suffered from the unusually cool/cold weather we've had. The roses rotted before they could open in most cases, daylily flowers ruined, mildew and blackspot running amuck, my beans and tomatoes just hanging in, discouraging to say the least. A couple of years ago I decided I wasn't going to grow fuchsias anymore and tossed a lot of them, then most of the ones I did keep perished in a too cool greenhouse two winters ago. This picture is a sampling of part of the collection I had then. Most were from rooted cuttings that same spring so the baskets aren't huge.
Well.... the few I have left and a couple I picked up this spring are loving this weather. I'm going to have to rethink the whole fuchsia thing especially if our springs and summers are going to be more like what we're having this year. I'll post a few pics of the ones that are starting to bloom now on the gallery side.