Great Plant Picks                                Check out many different varieties of fuchsia at the Fuchsia Show and Plant Sale on Saturday in Bothell.

Great Plant Picks Check out many different varieties of fuchsia at the Fuchsia Show and Plant Sale on Saturday in Bothell.

Fuchsias the star of show at Country Village in Bothell

BOTHELL — Even your overwintered, half-dead-in-February fuchsias should be exploding with color right now.

Learn more about this colorful flowering plant at the annual Fuchsia Show and Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 13 at Country Village, 23718 Bothell-Everett Highway.

The event is hosted by the Sno-King and Pilchuck chapters of the Northwest Fuchsia Society.

Sales are ongoing throughout the day. If you plan to buy a plant, bring a check or cash, organizers advise. Vote for your favorite display at noon.

Experts will offers tips and tricks on how to start and grow fuchsias in baskets and hardy perennial bushes in the garden during seminars offered at various times until 4 p.m.

Though fuchsias are natives of Central and South America, most varieties do well in the maritime climate of the Pacific Northwest. Most plants last into the fall and are especially attractive to hummingbirds.

The Sno-King chapter meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month, February through November, at Fire Station 15, 18800 W. 44th Ave., Lynnwood. To join, write to snokingfuchsiasociety@yahoo.com.

Members get discounts on the costs of soil, fertilizer and plants, and are able to receive free cuttings from fellow members.

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