The woman that owned the house that I bought some years ago was an avid gardener and I was able to enjoy the flowers and plants that she nurtured. There were many fuchsias plants and my favorite was a bush with double blooms of magenta and purple. The purple looked like satin tutus. I just loved that plant. There's a Brazilian mite that attacks fuchsia blooms before they fully bloom. Fuchsia bushes aren't that pretty without the flowers, and because the Brazilian mite could spread all over the neighborhood, I took them all out. Eventually, not because of mites, everything that was planted when I moved in died. I was not a gardener .