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Re: African Violets....
« Reply #25 on: Aug 06, 2007, 10:25:58 PM »
Thank you, Sarah!

I had read about the 1/4 fertilizing for other plants, but wasn't sure if it was correct information for African Violets. My babies will have a treat tomorrow! :Yahoo:

If you are trying for blooms, and have been giving them a regular balanced fertilizer, try switching to a "bloom" fertilizer. Miracle grow makes one, so it should be easy to find for you.
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Re: African Violets....
« Reply #26 on: Aug 06, 2007, 10:35:28 PM »
I loved my AV's till my cat ate them  :tapfoot1:  really need to get some more when I have a good spot for them again I am running out of space.. all the good windows have radiators in front of them  :rolleyes1:

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Re: African Violets....
« Reply #27 on: Aug 07, 2007, 06:47:10 AM »
 :Wow:, Sarah! You have really given us some good information. I wish I had thought about reviving this topic as soon as you joined. ::) I am glad Jimmy had a question so that we had a reason to bring it back up to the top! :ThumbUp:

I tried the shadow trick on my plants a while ago. I am happy to say that they passed it where they are sitting! :grinnnn:

Will you please share some pictures of your AV's? :grinnnn:
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Re: African Violets....
« Reply #28 on: Aug 07, 2007, 10:00:41 AM »
I would love to!

This one is by far my favorite. He is almost always in bloom.

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Re: African Violets....
« Reply #29 on: Aug 07, 2007, 10:22:24 AM »
You are very creative, Sarah! What a great idea to display an African Violet... :Yahoo:

Sarah, this is what my AV's look like now. The one on the right looks like it could use a little grooming...

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Re: African Violets....
« Reply #30 on: Aug 07, 2007, 10:31:26 AM »
Thank you...the teacup also makes it really easy to water the violet...much like those self-watering pots!


Here's another of my bloomers:

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Re: African Violets....
« Reply #31 on: Aug 11, 2007, 09:57:34 AM »
I'm so glad I read this topic.  Now I know that the reason I'm not getting blooms is because of the pot it is in.  I guess it will be awhile before I do get blooms because this pot is about twice the size of the original one.  But I look forward to when it blooms.

And thankyou for the information about the light.  I think I've got it in a good spot now.

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Re: African Violets....
« Reply #32 on: Aug 11, 2007, 09:15:53 PM »
There were quite a few African Violets entered into competition at our County Fair this week.  Since BG took pics of just about everything in the floral building & I had to resize them, I may as well post them!

The plants all seem to be happy enough, but none of them are as pretty as yours, Sarah! :wink5:

     

     

         


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Re: African Violets....
« Reply #33 on: Aug 12, 2007, 07:16:32 AM »
that last almost blue one is BEAUTIFUL love the unusual color!!  :ThumbUp:

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Re: African Violets....
« Reply #34 on: Aug 12, 2007, 11:00:04 AM »
Sarah sent me these AV's last year.



Thanks again Sarah.

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Re: African Violets....
« Reply #35 on: Aug 12, 2007, 12:18:40 PM »
Hey Jimmy, it looks like you've done quite well with those African Violets, they really look great!  :ThumbUp:  My Mom always loved them and she had lots of them. ;)  I always thought they were so beautiful and dainty, but I never bothered getting any because I just didn't have the windows for them.  :smileyNo:
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Re: African Violets....
« Reply #36 on: Aug 12, 2007, 02:29:37 PM »
Patti I had mine in a north kitchen bay window for a long time until I got my plant carts now they are under plant lights on a timer. Glad you like them everyone that comes to see me comments on them. I have given away several AV's I started want everyone to enjoy them.

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Re: African Violets....
« Reply #37 on: Aug 12, 2007, 03:02:04 PM »
Well, Jimmy, you must have the same touch my Mom did, ;)  because her AV's always looked as beautiful as yours do.  :Wow:
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Re: African Violets....
« Reply #38 on: Aug 13, 2007, 04:47:46 AM »
I love the idea of indoor plants that flower.  I just wasn't sure that I could get them to flower.  My mom had a black thumb so when we tried when I was a kid they died.  So, I was kind of chicken to try one.  But so far it's alive and growing new leaves so I have hope.