Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Weekend Herb Blogging # 27

New Additions... African Violets

I have decided to try my hand at African Violets. The two you see here are in front is a "Miniature Country Angel" and the one behind is a "Strawberry Daiquiri Standard". I got these for myself for my birthday today. I am hoping to be able to do cuttings and make more plants. There are over 250 different varieties of African Violets and I could not possibly name them all. I do have a few favorites though and most of them tend to be varigated and have purple and white flowers or pink and white flowers. The two shown above are no exception. You cannot see it very well, but the SD most inside leaves are nearly completely white. As I learn more I will share what I learn. Right now they are in "transistion" as I get them accoustomed to their new home. I will do my first cuttings around Easter provided they are healthy and thriving.
You can see more pretty green growing things at Kalyn's Kitchen. She does a round up every weekend on Sunday evenings. Share your favorite "anything green grows" with her too! And check out the other bloggers who share thier favorite herbs and plants.

Have a great week everyone!


Blogger Kalyn said...

Very interesting and Happy Birthday. I can't wait to see how these flourish. I've never tried growing them. I think in Utah it's too cold inside in the winter, but I love the way they look.

Wed Apr 05, 08:18:00 PM  
Anonymous sher said...

My mother-in-law has had great success with African violets, in Illinois and Florida. I tried them once but wasn't very successful. Finding the right spot with just the proper amount of light seems to be the trick. My mother-in-law did that and she had tons of the little devils growing away happily.

Mon Apr 10, 11:26:00 AM  

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