accidental brilliance

fuchsia in choisya

Having planted two fuchsias in front of the porch, and seeing a need for “filler”, I plopped a Choisya ‘Sun Dance’ between the two. The pot tag said it would max out at four feet, so my placement looked about right, especially since it usually takes several years for a shrub to reach full height. Two years later, I find myself pruning furiously to keep the Choisya below the porch railing, but look what happened: the fuchsia worked its way up through the shrub. It dangles there as if it was meant to be, rather than flopping on the ground and rotting, as it is wont to do.

After several attempts to coax various plants to twine through host plants with little success, here is yet another example of “the plant knows best”.

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