I can't find the thread.....

emerald1951March 2, 2013

Hi, someone started a thread about what you have blooming now..I can't find it...I have some mini violets blooming now and I wanted to put them in that thead...oh well here they are....they are in my terrarium and thats a 9x13 cakepan lid they are sitting on...some I got from a friend on GW..and since then I have found a few at a green house I have never been to before....thanks for looking...linda

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teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)

Beautiful!!!!!!!!! I have looked at AF at walmart today. They are going to die because I kill them everytime I look at them.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2013 at 8:28PM
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marguerite_gw

A lovely arrangement.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2013 at 8:52PM
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larry_b(Zone5/CO)

Hi Linda,

Those are nice healthy violets. You're definitely doing something right.

Teen,

African violets really are quite easy. Most people's downfall is watering them too often. If you ever have success with one, you will be hooked for life.

Larry

    Bookmark   March 3, 2013 at 4:20AM
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garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

Hi
fantastic !! have NEVER had luck with AV in terraria though I grow them with ease sitting on top lol My humidity runs over 80 percent even without a lid !!
So i get rot ,have had some luck with other gesneriads though gary

    Bookmark   March 3, 2013 at 6:14AM
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meyermike_1micha(5)

Linda!!! How do you do it???????!

How do you make every plant I see you grow including these so beautiful!? You know my favorite one of the bunch, right?

Why do mine always start turning a soft brown at the edges and all die off no matter what I do? It's as if I buy them diseased....Botrytis comes to mind.:-(

Mike

    Bookmark   March 3, 2013 at 7:13AM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Hey Linda,

They really are beautiful! But also they looks so impeccably clean & well groomed, I am just awed by that.

I've dabbled in growing them for some years, I grow them OK, propagate them well & give to others to bloom (like my sister). Only now that I've bought some cheap ones just to enjoy the bloom, that I'm growing them better, on wicks.

Violets like yours are what I'd like to be able to grow Linda, really inspirational. Thanks for showing them to us.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2013 at 9:48AM
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emerald1951

Hi and thanks to you all for your very nice comments...
I try...and learn here on GW....
I have to leave my terrarium open sometimes when it gets to wet inside....its totally try and try again....thanks again.....linda
BTY...Mike look for a post in the c&s forum I need some help......

    Bookmark   March 3, 2013 at 12:51PM
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