African Violets

I love African Violets.  They are my favorite indoor plant.  At the farm house I had about a dozen plants but I gave all but two away when we moved.  I just didn’t have time for them and really didn’t know where I was going to keep them at this house.

Now that we’re a little more settled I miss the plants.  With the childcare kids and going with more of less is more philosophy I’ve been slow to buy more plants though.  I have to know that I have a place for them.  I have one in the kitchen window and have decided that I could put another plant there.  That prompted me to call my daughter Kayla who often has a lot of plants.

She offered to bring me a starter but in her rush to get out the door to come, forgot it.

In an unusual coincidence she ended up bringing me one anyway.  She was thrifting her way here and found one at the thrift store!  What’s fun about this one is that I have no idea what color it will be or whether it’s a double or single flower.  I already have this pretty periwinkle colored one…I am hoping for a different color.

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I got it repotted on Sunday so hopefully it will take off and start growing…and in time BLOOM!!  Then my mystery will be solved and know what color it it.

On a side note, I am a huge fan of the self watering pots.  My African Violets love them..and they have really helped me keep the plants properly watered.  I highly recommend them.

4 thoughts on “African Violets

  1. Karen

    My mother had the prettiest violets. I have two and they don’t bloom very often. What kind of self watering pots do you use? I haven’t found a pot I like.

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  2. Sandra Daugherty

    I love African Violets. Mine just grew too big for it’s pot; it was pushing itself up and out. I was in need of dividing them. We had to travel all over town to all the different stores before I was able to find just one of those special self watering pots. They do make a difference and help the flowers be at their best. So now I have two and I have re-potted them and fertilized and hope to have some flowering blooms soon. Best of luck with yours and I hope you will be lucky enough to have a different flower color on your newest plant.

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  3. Jeri Niksich

    I too am a plant lover, I’m afraid of the Violet, but then again was afraid of Orchids until daughter bought me a small one. It’s still going strong, you have given me the hopes of trying a Violet! I being an Iowa girl will give them ago. I only wish I was living the same life I was then as I am now! My poor hubby would be surrounded by more fabrics and plants than he is already! Thank you And the girls for all the encouragement that y o u o in all ways.

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