Category : gesneriads

Plant CRAZY Weekend!

Plant CRAZY Weekend!

Houseplants are back in style. I don’t think anyone disputes that. But the crowds I witnessed at two plant sales this past weekend make me believe that people are ABSOLUTELY OBSESSED with houseplants and I find it refreshing that I’m not the only one! (I showed the pictures to my

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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

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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