Category : African violets

A Shower Favor

A Shower Favor

At my last African violet club meeting, part of the program included splitting and sharing a plant that was given to the club. A man contacted a club member wondering if we wanted his recently passed wife’s African violets. Of course, they said yes. I have never seen African violets

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New Houseplants at Cultivate ’16

New Houseplants at Cultivate ’16

Yesterday, I attended a horticulture industry trade show called Cutlivate ’16 in Columbus, Ohio. I’m always looking for houseplants, of course, and I wanted to show you the ones I found. First I stopped at the HGTV Home booth to talk to a friend and was happy to see a

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Grower Talks Part 2

Grower Talks Part 2

I know it has been a while, but here is the second part of the post about growing African violets to sell. Donna and Steve Turner of Starznstreps.com were kind enough to allow me to go to their home,  see their growing area, and reveal all their growing secrets to me. I

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Grower Talks

Grower Talks

A few days ago, I was lucky enough to spend some time with Donna Turner of Starznstreps.com. Donna, with her husband Steve, grow the most beautiful African violets and streps (Steptocarpus), both plants in the gesneriad family. I wanted to see, and show you, what growing these beautiful plants, entails.

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You Can Have Pets and Houseplants Too!

You Can Have Pets and Houseplants Too!

Many people tell me they don’t have houseplants because they have pets. I have kitties and though they do nibble on my plants occasionally, they seem to leave the ones that could harm them alone. Of course, they have a lot of plants to choose from, yet they usually just

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Let There Be Light…..But Not Too Much

Let There Be Light…..But Not Too Much

I have a few plants that I water and take care of at my church. On Sunday, a couple plants were missing from their usual place. They weren’t really mine, so I assumed someone had taken them home. Today, I was there and discovered they were still there. Someone must

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