Fuchsia - Classic Beauty Fuchsia

Fuchsia - Classic Beauty Fuchsia
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The Fuchsia is a classic garden plant steeped in the romance of the cottage garden style. Although the name is commonly pronounced "few-sha" it's correct botanical pronunciation is "fuke'-zi-a" and it also goes by the common names of Lady's-Eardrops, Fairy Caps, and Chinese Lantern. The Fuchsia was named after a German botanist, author and physician of the 16 century, Leonhard Fuchs who was largely responsible for the shrub being included in the garden world.

Most Fuchsias are native to Central and South America while a few more unusual varieties are natives of New Zealand. Today there exist over 100 species and several thousand named cultivars. Most are shrubs or small trees. Species magellanica with it's 1-2 inch small red and purple/blue flowers can attain 6.5m. While the N.Z. species procumbens is a prostrate groundcover with small orange purple flowers and oval leaves that hardy resembles what is commonly thought of as a Fuchsia. Most of what is commonly known as Fuchsia in the garden world comes from species hybrida. These are a more modern cross between magellanica and a Mexican species.

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About us

dale-john 01-100x66 Dale Harvey and John Newton met in Melbourne Aust. in 1981. Since then they both men have supported each others careers while also building and maintaining their own. Read about how they were able to turn their joint careers into one and creating a dream of a better world starting in their own local community.

Media & Publications

host daffodils-100x66The following articles are a small part of the many published editorials on or about both Dale Harvey and John Newton.

Plus the property affectionately nick named by the people of New Zealand, as the
"Quarter Acre” Paradise gardens.

Awards & Credits

HOPE Trust-100x66This is a collection of Appreciation Certificates, Local and Overseas Awards with Acknowledgments presented to Dale Harvey and John Newton over the many years of their joint careers.
Plus the Launch and Registration
of The H.O.P.E. Trust
The Healing of Planet Earth.

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Quarter Acrea Paradise
23 Vine Street
Mangere East 2024
Auckland New Zealand

Text: 0274720700
Tel: +61 9 276 4827
Email: info@daleharvey.com