Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for November 2012

It’s been a couple of months since I’ve done a Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day post. Here’s what’s blooming in my garden this month!

Inspired by the words of Elizabeth Lawrence, “We can have flowers nearly every month of the year,” Carol of May Dreams Gardens started this event. On the 15th of every month, garden bloggers from all over the world publish what is currently blooming in their gardens.

8 responses to “Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for November 2012

  1. The fuchsia boliviana looks so exotic and I never would have dreamed that they had edible fruit.

    • Marisa, it is a beautiful plant isn’t it? It’ll grow about ten feet tall in the ground (this one is in a pot).

      Apparently all fuchsia fruit is edible, but this is the only species where I’ve seen fruit after learning about that. They’re about the size of a Mike and Ike candy, pale green, and taste not unlike a blueberry! Mild and sweet. Great to toss a handful into a bowl of granola. 🙂

      • I took a Plant ID class and found out the same thing. Apparently, all of them make fruit 3is you don’t pluck the flower’s stem. The ovary, which is attached to the sepals, swells to make the fruit. The flowers would need pollinators for any fruit production to start, of course. I have three Fuchsias. The Fuchsia Society’s stance is to pick the flower’s stem so you will keep the plant from going into seed production mode because it’s about having a showy, abundant flowering season. I learned the hard way and didn’t prune it, although, hummingbirds would pollinate it daily. My two other hardy fuchsias (pruned nicely) had bloom drops all over the place. The unpruned, newer one, with the seed pods (ovaries) had 5 blossoms… Sorry for the long comment. #GARDENINGGANG

      • You’re totally right. Not all of them taste good, but they’re certainly edible. 😊

  2. Nice pictures.

  3. Fuchsia arborescens – The fruit are not sweet at all but you could make a jam with a bunch of them, I guess.

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