Use your imagination and look at these unique dangling dolls bouncing in the wind.  Other flowers bounce in the breeze too but these are different indeed with all the sections delicately shaped to delight the ideas that come to mind.  This was one of my father’s favorite flower. 



















     Several times they have hung by the front door of the house.  They also come in various shades so you can take your pick.  What is so nice is when the humming birds come to the flowers, then sometimes they come up to the kitchen window also and we get a close look at them.




















"SOME time in the first quarter of the present century, a gentleman from Liverpool, while walking through a street in Wapping, saw in the window of a humble looking tenement a graceful little shrub, with dark green leaves and beautifully pendulous carnationblossoms. He was charmed with the new floral gem, and when he returned to Liverpool called upon a celebrated florist, to whom he described the plant. The curiosity of the florist, who did not know any plant, which came up to the description, was so greatly excited that he set off immediately for London.

Having found the house, by seeing the plant in the window, he entered, and ascertained that its owner was the wife of a sailor, and that her husband had brought 

the plant home from the West Indies as a love-offering to his young bride. The delighted florist made overtures for the purchase of the fuchsia, which were at first strenuously refused. After some little time, however, he got possession of the much-coveted prize. Having given the sailor's wife a handsome sum of money in hand, and a promise that the first plant raised from it should be sent to her, he started for Liverpool, and after proper treatment, he soon had the plant exhibited in his show-room, where it instantly attracted the attention of amateurs. After fulfilling his promise to the sailor's wife at Wapping, he realized some $1500 the first year the plant was exhibited, and was thus well repaid for his enterprise."