I Like African Violets

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    Memories of Childhood

    My mother loves African Violets but unfortunately I have not inherited her great green thumb when it comes to raising these beautiful flowers.  Over the last 10 years I would say she has given me several dozen which I promptly kill.  She truly is a green thumb and since...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Mar 24, 2009


    has any one ever rooted a leaf and had a plantlet start growing on the leaf not the stem the actual leaf or shouldi say the rib in the leaf? if so please advise me on how to  save this little odaty  togrow and bloom  im thinking carefuly remove it an treat it as a sucker .
    cajunconnie cajunconnie
    51-55, F
    Apr 19, 2012

    Flowering African Violets

      I have 9 plants that are about 38 years old and are always so beautiful they don't like to be moved around I have them in my picture window on the west side of the house and they are very  Happy.  most of then are in full bloom right now  I did start one on...
    flowrfairy flowrfairy
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Nov 1, 2009

    I Love Them

    My great grandmother used to grow theses and when she died they randomly started growing my her  tomb stone in the graveyard it was so beautiful like she was telling us that she is happy and in heaven with my great grandfather
    Lostinimage Lostinimage
    13-15, F
    1 Response Mar 24, 2009


    I planted some new ones in the garden in front of me house and am happy the ay they are thriving and look beautiful infront of my not so beautiful house they deffinitly add some color the the blande egg shell white shade of my house.I wanna plante some more varity but i'm glade i...
    Lostinimage Lostinimage
    13-15, F
    Apr 6, 2009

    Starting Over

    im starting over with my violets  i have many leaves  rooting    when i see a new one with babbies im just so excited  its almost as if i feel the need  to root more
    cajunconnie cajunconnie
    51-55, F
    Apr 18, 2012
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