Fuchsias succeed admirably when planted in the flower-garden. The following directions will give the young cultivator some hints relative to their propagation and culture :
"Fuchsias are readily propagated by cuttings, in sand, with a mixture of peat; to grow the plants for a bloom all summer, they should be started in February, in the green-house, first in small pots, and shifted, when the roots completely fill it, into a mixture of fresh loam peat-leaf mould from the woods, well-rotted manure, and a little sand; mix thoroughly, and break finely (not sifted), with the spade or trowel; give the roots good drainage, place them in the warmest part of the green-house, and water frequently; as the warmth of summer approaches, and the green-house, or conservatory, becomes empty of plants, place your Fuchsias in the most favored position, shading them, with a mat or cotton awning, from the sun, after ten o'clock in the morning, which remove at five P. M., unless the sun is off sooner. This treatment, with a gentle syringing of the foliage twice a day, - which, if carefully done, does not materially injure the flowers, - they will produce an abundant bloom all summer and autumn, and will well reward your care. No class of plants is more graceful and elegant. The striking contrast of white, carmine, rose, and purple, renders the tout ensemble perfectly charming. Gradually lessen watering after the 1st of October, and by November merely keep in moisture enough to preserve vitality; place them in the out-of-the-way part of the green-house, on a dry shelf, and attend to merely keep in life till February, when commence to start them."
For a summer conservatory they are unequalled, occupying an otherwise nearly empty house, and delighting you with their graceful flowers all the season.