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Prince George, BC. Canada (Zone 4a)
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Airborne1888
Dec 20, 2017 9:55 AM CST
Does anyone in Canada have access to single, upright, red fuchsias? If so what kind are they. There are a lot available in the US but, of course, they are not allowed across the border. Thanks
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Dec 20, 2017 12:21 PM CST
Do you mean like this one? I can buy these in a local garden centre each year (I always have one for the hummingbirds) but Ontario is a long way from BC Smiling

Prince George, BC. Canada (Zone 4a)
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Airborne1888
Dec 20, 2017 1:40 PM CST
Thanks, I already have some like that.
Culture is a multiplicity of rights that clash with other's rights! Kindness is a language understood by both, the deaf and the blind.
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Annuals
Region: Canadian Keeps Horses Dog Lover Plant Identifier Garden Sages
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sooby
Dec 20, 2017 3:49 PM CST
Can you find a picture of what you're looking for and post a link?
Prince George, BC. Canada (Zone 4a)
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Airborne1888
Dec 20, 2017 5:02 PM CST
I'm afraid I'm not computer literate enough to be able to send pictures in this manner. I know how to send them to an e-mail address and if you are willing to provide me with yours, I will send some pictures of what I am looking for.
Thanks
Culture is a multiplicity of rights that clash with other's rights! Kindness is a language understood by both, the deaf and the blind.
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Annuals
Region: Canadian Keeps Horses Dog Lover Plant Identifier Garden Sages
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sooby
Dec 20, 2017 5:42 PM CST
If you can attach them to an email, there's very little difference with posting them here. Underneath the box where you type your message below this post is a button that says "Upload an image". Click on that and then navigate to the image, just the same as if you were attaching it to an email. That way everyone else can see what you're looking for.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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ctcarol
Dec 20, 2017 5:43 PM CST
If you have the photo on your computer, it is very easy. In your reply at the bottom you will see a message to add photo. Click on that then click on pictures (or wherever you have it stored on your computer). Find the photo, click open, and it will start loading. When the little circle stops going around it will say finished. Preview, edit if necessary and hit finish.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Dec 20, 2017 5:44 PM CST
Cross posted with Sue.
Prince George, BC. Canada (Zone 4a)
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Airborne1888
Dec 21, 2017 1:27 PM CST
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Something like this is what I was looking for
Culture is a multiplicity of rights that clash with other's rights! Kindness is a language understood by both, the deaf and the blind.
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Annuals
Region: Canadian Keeps Horses Dog Lover Plant Identifier Garden Sages
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sooby
Dec 21, 2017 2:05 PM CST
I see fuchsias like that in garden centres here in the spring. In BC you may have more choice because the climate is better for them. There is a BC Fuchsia Society, you probably can find out some local sources from them:

http://www.bcfuchsiasociety.co...

They also have a Facebook page.
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Prince George, BC. Canada (Zone 4a)
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Airborne1888
Dec 21, 2017 2:49 PM CST
I've tried them before without much success. Most outlets favor double fuchsias. I grow them for hummingbirds and in my experience they prefer the single red. Maybe they have more nectar in them. Who knows?
I'm surprised that I have had no replys from any members in BC.
Probably the ones who don't live in Vancouver are in the same position as I am and those in the Vancouver area have the Toronto mentality. The world stops at the end of the City limits.
Thanks for your time and effort. If you see some really nice ones in spring, perhaps you would let me know.
Thanks again,
Wally
Culture is a multiplicity of rights that clash with other's rights! Kindness is a language understood by both, the deaf and the blind.
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Annuals
Region: Canadian Keeps Horses Dog Lover Plant Identifier Garden Sages
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sooby
Dec 21, 2017 3:01 PM CST
I always get single ones for the hummingbirds too, the doubles don't work for them. You could try asking on the NGA Fuchsia Forum here:

https://garden.org/forums/view...

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