Houseplants forum: Not your Grandmas African Violet.

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Apr 1, 2012 6:38 PM CST
After taking a rest my AVs are starting to bloom again. I have some in a bright east window and others under lights. The ones under lights are actually doing a little better. Here is a favorite that is at its prime right now, 3 similar pictures and a nice white. I'll take more pictures tomorrow and add to this thread.
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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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plantladylin
Apr 3, 2012 2:33 PM CST
Wow ... great growing Paul, those are some really beautiful AV's!!
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LorettaNJ
Apr 6, 2012 5:17 PM CST
Lovey dubby Very pretty.
Name: Carolyn Madden
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Carolyn22
Apr 22, 2012 6:49 PM CST
Gorgeous Paul!

Amario2
Jul 3, 2012 10:03 AM CST
wow. love them
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
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Paul2032
Jul 3, 2012 11:12 AM CST
I only have a few in bloom now. When summer comes I spend most of my time outdoors and the plants in the house rest.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Pippi21
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906 (Zone 7a)
Pippi21
Aug 14, 2012 5:24 PM CST
Paul.
Those AV are beautiful! I've never had good luck with AV but sure would love to try my luck again. Never seen AV with blooms so large as yours..My oldest Sister has always had good luck with them. Guess she's got the right window light for them and she doesn't mess with them, except to water them she says.

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dogpack
Aug 17, 2012 3:20 PM CST
I'm waiting for the AV I rescued to bloom. It will be a surprise to find out the bloom color and characteristics.

I very much enjoyed viewing the pictures, beautiful and vivid colors, great!
Name: Sandy Lee
Boise, Idaho
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sandyglee7
Nov 9, 2012 3:16 AM CST

Thank you for sharing pictures of your beautiful violets Paul..Thumb of 2012-11-09/sandyglee7/71eee7
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Nov 10, 2012 8:42 PM CST
My grandmother always had a table full of AV. She never seem to fuss over them, and they did so nicely. I have low light in my house so they do not do well for me Angry

Paul, do you start small plants from leaves? I always thought it was so neat when Granny had babies in the little styrofoam cups.
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Tomato Heads Garden Photography Birds Cut Flowers Foliage Fan Plays in the sandbox
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Paul2032
Nov 10, 2012 8:45 PM CST
I'm to lazy to start new plants,,,,,,,they are so reasonable to buy that if a plant begins to decline I discard it and buy a new one....I'm a little ruthless that way.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Nov 10, 2012 11:38 PM CST
One AV that I am wanting to try is FISHERMAN'S PARADISE. A nice variagated one.
Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Nov 13, 2012 8:02 PM CST
Huh, I haven't seen that one, Teresa ... off to Google...
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