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
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.
Sinningia ‘Peridots Sand Pebbles’ I love being a member of plant societies! Why? Because, that is where I learn. I will never be the person that says, “I know everything about houseplants.” I know a lot, more than the average person, but I know there is always more to learn.
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