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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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African Violets in Columbus

African Violets in Columbus

Last week, I attended the Columbus African Violet Society Show and Sale at the Franklin Park Conservatory. I thought I would show you some pictures of the beautiful plants that were displayed in the show. I always leave these African violet shows feeling like an incompetent violet grower. But, it

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Ohio African Violet Show and Sale

Ohio African Violet Show and Sale

‘Buckeye Too Tempting’ In my last post, I talked about the design portion of the Ohio African violet show. My favorite part of the show, though, is the horticulture portion of the show where all the violets and other gesneriads are displayed and judged. These plants are well grown and

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These Aren’t Your Grandma’s Violets

These Aren’t Your Grandma’s Violets

My mini African violets on the counter with a light under cupboards above. I love African violets! I think that might have been established by now. I’m in two African violet societies and a member of the African Violet Society of America. I’m a little obsessed. I think that might

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African Violets

African Violets

I think this is My Joy African Violet. I wanted to share some pictures of my blooming African violets. They are so gorgeous. These were  bought at the Ohio State African Violet show and sale last September. They need to be transplanted into bigger pots, but I just haven’t done

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