Overwintering in window well
I've learned a lot from everyone here already, and after some reading and a few questions that people quickly and helpfully answered, I prepared my fuschia for overwintering in our garage in front of a window. I still have to install a shelf to get it up in the light, however.
And then I ran across this idea over the weekend: use your window wells, covered with glass or plastic, as an overwintering spot for fuschias. We have a perfect window well for this idea and it saves me having to build that shelf in the garage. I'll monitor it for watering, of course, and also keep an eye on the temp, but our climate is pretty moderate (above freezing much of the winter) and this seems like a great idea.
Just thought I'd mention it for two reasons: one, if you've tried it, I'd like to hear about it; and two, I thought maybe others might find the idea useful.