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African violet blooms
« on: Apr 16, 2008, 07:54:53 PM »
I thought I'd start a thread for all of us to share our AV blooms together in one place.

Here's mine for today:



Let's see yours!  :dancingbunny:
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Re: African violet blooms
« Reply #1 on: Apr 16, 2008, 08:44:47 PM »
Ohhh very pretty.  None of mine are in bloom right now. 

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Re: African violet blooms
« Reply #2 on: Apr 16, 2008, 10:04:12 PM »


Jim bought me these just this past weekend. I love the colors....

Sarah, your purple one looks "rufflier" than mine... :grinnnn:
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Re: African violet blooms
« Reply #3 on: Apr 16, 2008, 10:42:20 PM »
Very pretty! I love that raspberry colored one! :Wow:
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Re: African violet blooms
« Reply #4 on: Apr 17, 2008, 06:28:08 AM »
wow barleychown pretty colors, I don't have that one.  I do have the ones that look like yours Dianna.  Maybe we are twinning up again lol.  I also have some solid colored ones.  Some have just finished blooming and some are just comming into bloom.  When I get a pentium, I'll see about getting pictures.  Either that or I'll take the pictures and see if I can borrow someones pentium to put them up on photobucket.  Where there is a will there is a way lol.

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Re: African violet blooms
« Reply #5 on: Apr 17, 2008, 07:05:04 AM »
These are still blooming for me, too. They must have liked being moved from where they were at to a new spot... :wink5:



While up in NC this past weekend, my daughter-in-law's grandfather showed me his AV. That thing was huge. I don't believe I have ever seen one that large! Very pretty color, too...



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Re: African violet blooms
« Reply #6 on: Apr 18, 2008, 07:33:40 AM »
Those sure are pretty. The look so fragile like something that would croak with me.
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Re: African violet blooms
« Reply #7 on: Apr 18, 2008, 08:27:44 AM »
 :ThumbUp: So pretty you guys!!

I have had my violet for 2 months now, and when i bought it , it had no blooms and still doesnt.....what would you's suggest, since you obviously have the "green thumb" for violets  :ThumbUp: :ThumbUp: :ThumbUp:

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Re: African violet blooms
« Reply #8 on: Apr 18, 2008, 10:08:20 AM »
Bonnie, AV's are stonger than you would think. You should try them!

Penny, the key to blooms is the right lighting, and the right food. Have you fed yours?


Here's a new one today:



It has more of a purple blush to it than what shows in the pic.
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Re: African violet blooms
« Reply #9 on: Apr 18, 2008, 11:02:49 AM »
Hmmm, the light seems to be adequate, so what would i feed them Sarah?

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Re: African violet blooms
« Reply #10 on: Apr 18, 2008, 08:55:40 PM »
For now, and until the middle of June or so, I feed a bloom food at about 1/2 strength. Bloom food is sold where th emiracle grow is, and instead fo being something like 12-12-12, it is instead something like 12-55-7, bacause the middle number, the phosphates, is what induces blooms.

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Re: African violet blooms
« Reply #11 on: Apr 22, 2008, 07:16:00 AM »
wow dianna those are nice.  Especially the third one.  What a color.  One of mine is blooming and I'm trying to find a place where it won't get sunburned.  They sure are a low light plant in my apartment.  Hopefully that will hold true in the new place.

Yesterday I went out and got some AV soil and two pots.  Then I finally got up the gumption to divide the two baby ones.  Hopefully they will survive my ham fisted gardening.  I've got my fingers crossed.

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Re: African violet blooms
« Reply #12 on: Apr 26, 2008, 11:05:52 PM »
New blooms today!









And, my favorite, with my finger for size comparison:

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Re: African violet blooms
« Reply #13 on: Apr 28, 2008, 08:58:43 AM »
Is that first one a true red?  I've never seen that color AV.  It is fantastic.

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Re: African violet blooms
« Reply #14 on: Apr 28, 2008, 11:57:26 AM »
It's as close to true red as I have seen. It's a very pretty color in person. :grinnnn:
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Re: African violet blooms
« Reply #15 on: Apr 28, 2008, 02:02:46 PM »
I have never seen a red AV before, Sarah. That is beautiful! :grinnnn:
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Re: African violet blooms
« Reply #16 on: Apr 28, 2008, 03:44:13 PM »
Well I think you have a real winner in that one.  I'll be looking out to see if there is one that color in the stores for me to get.  I'd ask for a cutting but I don't have any luck starting them.

I'm finding that in general I like the ruffled edged av's alittle more than the smooth edged.  What about you?

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Re: African violet blooms
« Reply #17 on: Apr 28, 2008, 04:00:11 PM »
Well, I'm drawn to the violets with varigated leaves, and this one I have that is called "peppermint girl". She has very scalloped edges. :grinnnn:
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Re: African violet blooms
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2008, 12:52:46 PM »
Guess what, Sarah! The Rob's Gunderoo that you sent me is blooming... :Yahoo:




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Re: African violet blooms
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2008, 05:12:44 PM »
Dianna, he looks great! He must really like where you have him.  :BigGrin:
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Re: African violet blooms
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2008, 08:18:07 AM »
More great pics and thanks for the info Sarah.,

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Re: African violet blooms
« Reply #21 on: Jun 26, 2008, 05:08:37 AM »
My favorite purple ruffly edged AV has bloomed so I know it has forgiven me for leaving it outside for several days during the move.  I never knew they could be so forgiving.  I think where I have the others may be to dark.  I think I'll move them to a new location and see how they do.