Saturday, April 11, 2009

Flowers at Hearst Castle

The grounds are maintained by a staff of 10. That seems small to me.

Again, I love the raindrops.

New Zealand Tea Tree. I want one.

How do you spell fuschia? I think that's right.


Jen on the Edge said...

Only a staff of ten? That's it?! I would have expected much more.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Wow. Really? 10? Wow.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I love tea trees too--and yes, you're right on fuschia--I have one on my front porch. Just gorgeous.

smalltownmom said...

My friend "C" e-mailed me with some historical information:

"The fuchsia was named for a German botanist Leonhard Fuchs, who hybridized or discovered it. Fuchs is German for fox. So you can remember fuchs-ia. Why it's pronounced fyoo-shee-a I have no idea."

I think we struggle with the correct pronunciation of "Fuchs." In The Thing, the character's name was pronounced Fewks. Fewks-ee-a just sounds worse than fyoo-shee-a.

dkuroiwa said...

So THAT's what fuschia looks like! Had no idea!!

Those flowers are beautiful...what an incredible place!
I want those callas and yellow tulips in my gardern NOW!!