Tag : 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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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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African Violet Care

African Violet Care

Yesterday, I had two requests for help with the care of African violets. My hairdresser received one as a gift and I had another question from Twitter. So, I went to Meijer today and purchased an African violet so I could demonstrate what to do with a newly purchased violet.

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My Finds at Kingwood Center

My Finds at Kingwood Center

‘Evergrace’ In this, my third installment of the adventure at the Ohio African Violet Show and Sale at Kingwood Center, I will show you the plants I purchased. Yes, purchased. Remember, it is a show and SALE. I would have to say the sale room is the most popular area

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African Violet Tree?

African Violet Tree?

Is your African violet looking more like a small tree, than a normal violet?  Does it look like the violet in the picture? I’m embarrassed to even admit that this is my violet. I have let this get too dry, then watered it too much too quickly, and should have

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Kissin’ Cousins

Kissin’ Cousins

Kohleria ‘Peridots Mango Martini’ Recently, I attended my African violet club meeting, and the speaker introduced us to some cousins of the African Violet. The subject was rhizomatous gesneriads and the one that I came home with is a kohleria. I love it! This is my first kohleria, but I

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