Green Thumb Sunday

Sunday, July 08, 2007

If plants could talk, my African violet on the windowsill would be screaming, "Hey, I'm blogworthy too, you know!" It's showing off with a profusion of blooms that are equally as pretty as anything in my outdoor garden right now.

My secret to getting African violets to bloom? Give them indirect light and keep them pot bound. This is one plant that likes having its feet tucked in tightly.


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14 Comments:

Anonymous Genie said...

Christa, the blooms are beautiful! I have never paid much attention to African violets before, but this year have been looking around at them. I might just have to acquire one for my kitchen...

9:00 AM  
Blogger Crafty Gardener said...

Beautiful African violets ... and yes it does deserve a spot for Green Thumb Sunday.

10:04 AM  
Blogger Curtis said...

Very Beautiful, It surely put on a good show. Bravo!

10:51 AM  
Blogger Laurie & Chris said...

Very nice photo and violet. We have violets that were Chris's grandmothers that give us blooms like that. They remind us of her all the time.

12:21 PM  
Blogger Rosengeranium said...

That was a lovely African violet. I'm not a fan but it melted my heart anyhow.

1:31 PM  
Anonymous Beth said...

Gorgeous! I love the deep, rich color.

2:55 PM  
Blogger ldybug said...

I just cannot grow african violets! I have tried 4 places inside the house. I repotted once (using violet soil). I water the proper amount. Oh well. Your's looks great!

3:06 PM  
Anonymous farmingfriends said...

I wish my houseplants looked as good as your African Violet.
Sara from farmingfriends

3:42 PM  
Blogger Muum said...

beautiful! A few of mine are also blooming. Had a great friend tell me how to care for them, because I'd killed them all before her tutorage.

6:06 PM  
Blogger No Rain said...

I've always thought of African violets as old fashioned and sweet. You've captured that feeling in your great photo.

7:09 PM  
Anonymous Marion in Savannah said...

Oh, my! African violets can turn into a real addiction! I used to have 4 north-facing windows where I had about 12. Then I bought my house which had no suitable windows... Cut to the indoor plant stands... Now we've got about 40. Your picture is just lovely -- I think I have the twin of yours. It's one of my favorite colors. I'm so glad to see someone blogging about their AVs!

9:06 PM  
Blogger Kylee said...

Beautiful, Christa! I agree...indirect light and don't water too much. I never thought about the pot bound thing, though. Mine are, so it's all good. :-)

I thought of you yesterday when I noticed the first calendula bloom in my garden. :-)

11:04 PM  
Blogger RUTH said...

I love the colour of yours. I must admit mine seem to thrive on neglect and never fail to bloom.

3:25 AM  
Anonymous chigiy said...

That African Violet is very blog-worthy. It looks very happy.
I almost sent you a picture of my AV just for laughs. It bloomed continuously for four years. It was so healthy looking. Then all of a sudden it croaked:(

4:00 PM  

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