Fuchsia regia. Perfectly winter hardy heat and humidity loving Fuchsia from southern Brazil. Could be the parent of a
new race of truly hardy (heat and cold) Fuchsias for eastern North America if someone cared to make the crosses.
The Gardener Himself standing in the east driveway
Picture taken summer 2004 by my daughter, Ilana, age 10
Not advice to weed cacti in sandals
Podocarpus chinensis and Tetrapanax papyrifera
Podocarpus is fully hardy zone 7a, Tetrapanax is 'Steroidal Giant'