This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Dr Wolcott had also a lot of fuchsias planted under the shade of a high apple tree, and all summer long they kept growing and blooming better than any I have seen in the neighborhood. Next to them ranks a lot of fuchsias planted in front of an east lacing house on Garden street, in a rather cool, shady place, and where they were freely showered from the hose on summer evenings. Fuchsia gracilis and virgate, bloom freely with us in sunny exposures, and are graceful and pretty, but as fuchsias the smallness of their blossoms is a drawback to their favor. Most of the other fuchsias we have tried in sunny places are not satisfactory.