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
If you know me, you know that green is my favorite color. My nails are green, my purse is green, my clothes are green, my vehicle is green…… So I thought today, I would post some green flowers and pics. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! How about the colors on these
Last night I went to my monthly African violet club meeting. Every month we discuss different topics, not only African violets, but other members of the family as well. I took pictures of many of the host’s beautiful plants and some that were brought by members for “show and tell”.
If you follow me, you know that I love variegated plants. So I thought I would show you some today. Philodendrons are a big family with some gorgeous cultivars. The heart leaf ‘Brazil’ and the ‘Pink Princess’ are beautiful together. There are many varieties of pothos these are similar cultivars.
A couple of weeks ago, I talked about making a gnome garden, and talked a little about the miniature plants I used. I want to talk some more about the tiny houseplants I used. I have been on a lot of garden walks this summer and in almost every garden, there
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
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.
I loved the conservatory at The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, but my favorite area was the Gardener’s Show House. As I mentioned before, the show house was designed by Elvin McDonald. It was opened in 2007 and I think you will see how special it is. I love the use