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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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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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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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Violet Safari in Ohio

Violet Safari in Ohio

Winners stage This year is the third year I’ve been to the Ohio State African Violet show and sale at Kingwood Center in Mansfield, Ohio. This event is held at one of the most beautiful botanical gardens I’ve been to. ( More about that later.) The show and sale is

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