Little 'Ballerina' fuchsia lifting her arm to wave at me as I pass by.
Even though the temperatures dropped down to the low 40's, I still have flowers on many of my plants. These are both on the South wall of my home and they get a bit of warm sunshine during the day. This fuchsia grows next to the Iochroma cyaneum seen below, which provides just enough shade for it.
City Farmers Nursery in San Diego. You may have seen a piece of the rhizome in your bowl of panang curry at your favorite THAI RESTAURANT. I will need to wait until next year before I begin to cut the rhizomes for my cooking adventures as the plant needs some time to spread. I am so excited to see it doing so well in this location just off the South side of our patio.
I can't leave without showing you a few photos of the pretty fallen leaves from our two Sweet Gum (liquidambar styraciflua) trees. The heavy rains last week and some hefty Northwestern winds left the trees almost bare.