Bury Fuchsias to Keep Them Every Year

by Amy Gordon
(last updated November 25, 2015)

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Fuchsias are a great shrub that can beautify almost any garden. One of the problems with having fuchsias, however, is that in many areas they will not survive year round. That means that if you want to have them every year, you will have to have to grow them out again.

While some people may enjoy gardening so much that they look forward to planting fuchsias every year, most people would probably prefer that they just stay all year round. If you would prefer that your fuchsias keep, take heart! With just a little bit of work, you can keep those fuchsias alive year to year.

All you need to do to keep your fuchsias alive is to bury them a little bit. They need to be kept warm in the autumn and winter when the frost sets in, and you can keep them warm by providing them a little dirt blanket. Start out by covering the plants with just a little bit of soil. Once you have the fuchsias completely covered in soil, cover them again with mulch, leaves, or lightweight compost.

Any of these methods will work; which you use is just a matter of personal preference. To keep your garden looking good, you might consider using something that matches the rest of your garden so it will look good in the winter, rather than looking like a pile of leaves that someone forgot to rake up.

Using just these two little steps will provide the plants with enough protection to keep the cold weather and frosts from killing them. Then, when spring comes around next year, you will see your fuchsias start to grow again. Just be sure that you do not uncover your fuchsias too early in spring, or all your work will have been in vain. Also be sure to be very careful removing any covering, since if you are not careful, you could wreck the plant.

Author Bio

Amy Gordon

Amy Gordon loves keeping things simple, natural, and safe so she can spend more time having fun. Every day she learns new things about making life at home easier and she loves to share it with you! ...

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What is four more than 2?

2015-11-25 07:20:59

Jack

I assume we should trim the above ground plant back quite a bit first? How much is a "little" soil for covering them?


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