The move really messed me up. I lost a few of the rooted African Violet leaves I’d started, but I finally got to transplant some of the ones that survived. Looks like one leaf only had 2 babies on it, while one other had about 6. I cut the leaves off the babies and put […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Well, it’s been a crazy year so far, with house-buying, moving, repairing, new-carring, etc… and finally getting back into the swing of things. For me, that means planting seeds, and repotting starts, rooting cuttings, etc. Currently dazzling me are my amaryllis. Recently, one bloomed, but even more exciting are the results of last year’s blossoms… […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Plant questions and answers! This week: Will African Violets grow under water? (Ask your plant or gardening question.) Well, for the most part, an established African Violet would probably not respond well to being replanted underwater, but suckers started from a leaf cutting can survive (even thrive) underwater for quite a while… several months or […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Plant questions and answers! This week: Can I root an African Violet leaf in water from my aquarium? Yes, I imagine that you probably could indeed root an African Violet leaf in aquarium water. You might want to keep a couple of things in mind though…Continue Reading... No Comments.
Nope, not California dreamin’… although with the weather we’ve had lately, I’m almost there. The real story is that I’ve been trying for a number of years to start citrus trees from seed. For some reason I have failed miserably on every attempt. That is, until now! About two months ago I bit into a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I’ve been growing African Violets since, well… the turn of the century! 😉 And I can confidently say that if you’re capable of watering a potted plant once per week, you might be surprised that you can grow these lovely little beauties. They’re generally easy to grow and reward your attention with many colorful blossoms. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Plant questions and answers! This week: How long will an African Violet live? With proper care, an African Violet can live many years and re-bloom many times! (Ask your plant or gardening question!) Managing roots is important, because root death is often what kills an African Violet, young or old. Root death happens most often […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This is one of my favorite violets! It has big clusters of giant, frilly, periwinkle blue blossoms. I’ve grown them as miniaturized plants as well as large plants and they are just lovely either way. This year I’ve had a huge influx of blooming violets starting in late December through now. I am not sure […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Earlier this month I brought home an ugly old table from work that was just going to get junked. Thought it would make the perfect African Violet home, since my smaller makeshift growing surface was becoming crowded. It works most excellently and offers some room to grow: On March 1, a day or so later, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
My new African Violet home is working out well, but already getting full! I’m not sure how much longer one table is going to be enough. We’re moving in a few weeks so maybe there will be enough room for a second table. 😉 The miniature (my last variegated violet) is finally putting on blossoms […]Continue Reading... No Comments.