I am very new to gardening. Got into this last spring and started with Clematis. It was 105-108 degrees here for over 90 days this summer. I saw some pics of fuchsias on DG and fell in love-had never seen anything like them. I am trying some out here now(zone8b) as it is mild. Mark at Fry Road made some suggestions.
I would be most grateful for some recs on great books about fuchsia that are USA relevant(and not just the Pacific Northwest-with color photos).
I would also love to hear from anyone with experience of growing fuchsia in hot weather and which kinds are really heat tolerant. I am keeiping them in pots and hanging baskets on my front porch which is bright shade. I face east,but only get a sliver of morning sun on porch. My back patio faces west sun which right now is fairly pleasant-but was an Inferno this past summer. Mark suggested book(s) by Salli Dahl...but I haven't found any yet. All suggestions are welcome as I am a fuchsia virgin! Many thanks.