Fuchias in the City | Personal Websites
Personal Sites around the World Wide Web
What are the universe's other fuchsiaphiles up to?
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These sites are all dedicated to fuchsias. Some are simple labors of love expressing the joy of growing fuchsias in a personal way. Others are amazingly expansive and filled with tons of pictures to help identify cultivars or tons of information to help grow them. One of the more interesting and inventive concepts—and one of my favorite pairings—is Aux Fuchsias-Tomates. How's that for an amusing break from the usual cliché of fuchsia+geranium cohabitation?

Arrangement is by country, which should help you figure out what language to expect. Take some time to explore the world. There are a number of fuchsia gardens and fuchsia gardeners out there, large and small, waiting to be discovered and who'll welcome you for the visit. Am I missing anyone? Let me know. The internet, after all, is a very big place with lots of countries and corners to cover. I'll only be too happy to add anyone that I've missed to the fuchsia garden party guest list.

Or any links that have gone defunct. You'll notice increasing numbers of those, which I am intentionally leaving in the list.
With the advent of services such as Facebook, the diversity of voices once presented by personal websites has sadly and rapidly diminished over the last few years. In fact, I fear personal websites might be in danger of disappearing altogether under the seductive call of this social siren. In my last update, a dozen websites have gone dark and only one's been added.

Garden bloggers armed with WordPress have thankfully taken up some of the passion. But setting up pseudo-websites on Facebook, even if they're lost in the cookie-cutter clutter, is probably enough complication for most and that lunch seems free. I still can't help feeling something real is going missing, though.

While it may have many enthusiastic personal users, Facebook is really a semi-closed network for managing friends and family and its personal profile pages are not anywhere the same as personal websites. In any event, Facebook is also an unfortunately problematic ecosystem and I'm not a particular fan of the business model of strip-mining user habits for sale to corporate advertisers. I've added some Facebook links on the
 Societies page, though, as they seem appropriate there and outsiders are rarely blocked from viewing an organization's page without first registering.

As a social news tool, Twitter is a currently a far better and much less onerous alternative
short, sweet and to the point. Until it inevitably gets Facebook envy, I suppose, and decides to cash out with a public stock offering that monetizes its users. In the meantime, you can join me in the conversations there if you like.  Fuchsiarius.

Google+ profiles? Don't know yet. It gets a lot of hype but it's still too new and seems more focused on following individuals across the internet than anything.
Austria (Österreich)
  • Fuchsien - Greenfinger
  • Fuchsien - Roswitha & Kurt Sundl
  • Fuchsienseite - Gertrud & Otmar Lehmer
  • Fuchsienvroni - Veronika Riegler
     No longer functioning 2013/01.
Belgium (België / Belgique)
Czech Republic (Česko)
Fuchsie Třešť - Marie Mouricová
Denmark (Danmark)
Finland (Suomi)
  • Anne’s Garden - Anne Sjöström
     No longer functioning 2013/01
Germany (Deutschland)
Hungary (Magyarsország)
Japan (日本)
Netherlands (Nederland)
Northern Ireland
  • Fuchsia World - Brian Caughey
     No longer functioning 2013/01.
Norway (Norge)
Poland (Polska)
Russia (Россия)
Spain (España)
Sweden (Sverige)
United Kingdom
United States
  • Fuchsias in the City - R. Theo Margelony
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