You Can Grow African Violets

Have you ever killed an African violet? Kent and Joyce Stork killed their first violet too!

You Can Grow African Violets

Have you ever killed an African violet? Kent and Joyce Stork killed their first violet too! They soon mastered the skills for growing the plant and eventually wrote for the African Violet Magazine, the official publication of the African Violet Society of America, Inc. for over ten years. Their column For Beginners explained the basic elements of growing violets in an entertaining and straightforward way that anyone could understand. Now these columns have been adapted and edited to provide even the most novice grower with a step-by-step guide, whether the goal is simply to keep violets alive or to exhibit the plants in competitive shows.

How to Grow Propagate and Hybridize African Violets

This system stores enough water to last the plant for at least two weeks. This is good for cutting down the amount of work involved so that the African violet can be more fully enjoyed. If the wick is inserted only about halfway to the ...

How to Grow  Propagate and Hybridize African Violets

This book contains all the information needed to grow beautiful African violets. It also tells how to duplicate those you like and how to develop new varieties that are all your own.

Gardening Under Lights

Many beloved blooming houseplants, such as African violets, are members of this group. ... Because this is such a large group, you can simply apply the guidelines for growing African violets to most other related plants in this family.

Gardening Under Lights

“If you want to grow plants indoors, you need this book.” —Niki Jabbour, author and staff writer at savvygardening.com Gardening Under Lights is a highly-detailed, accessible guide for seed starters, plant collectors, houseplant fans, and anyone who wants to successfully garden indoors any time of the year. You’ll learn the basics of photosynthesis, the science of light, how to accurately measure how much light a plant needs, and details about the most up-to-date tools and gear available. Also included are tips and techniques for helping ornamental plants (like orchids, succulents, bonsai, and more) and edible plants (arugula, cannabis, oregano, tomatoes, and more) thrive indoors. Whether you are a vegetable gardener who wants to extend the growing season, a balcony gardener short on outdoor space, or a specialty plant collector, Gardening Under Lights is a must-have.

How to Grow African Violets

even easier to install because you can do whatever cutting and fitting is necessary . As a rule - of - thumb example , three shelves , each 24 inches long and 8 inches wide , will give you space for about eighteen African violets ...

How to Grow African Violets


How to Grow African Violets

How to Grow African Violet L. M. BERNINGER , G. E. BECK , G. L. WORF , C. F. KOV You can grow African violets successfully in your home if you provide moisture , temperatu and light conditions similar to those under which the plants ...

How to Grow African Violets


how to grow african violets

But by that time, the plant had taken the popular fancy, and the great vogue for its culture was well under way. ... If you take its culture seriously, there are many things you can do with the African violet. You can readily propagate ...

how to grow african violets


Gardening For Dummies

One visitor that may extend its visit is the African violet. In a welllit spot, an African violet can grow indoors and flower over and over. In the wrong spot, African violets can be heartbreaking, refusing to ever flower again.

Gardening For Dummies

Brimming with advice, resources and suggested planting choices, this friendly guide shows you step by step how to create the garden of your dreams. From basic cultivation to garden design, this book is just what you need to start playing in the dirt ? even if you?ve never picked up a garden trowel in your life.

How to Grow African Violets

So use the smallest size pot that will hold the plant and still be in proportion to it . ... While African violets can be grown in almost any container , the standard , time - tested clay pots are still best because water evaporates ...

How to Grow African Violets

Offers guidelines in the selection, cultivation, care, propagation, and grooming various varieties of these popular house plants

How to Select Grow African Violets and Other Gesneriads

Other Factors - Keep in mind that latitude , altitude , local weather conditions and air pollution can affect exposure . ... GROWING AFRICAN VIOLETS UNDER ARTIFICIAL LIGHT You can expect reasonable success if you grow African violets in ...

How to Select   Grow African Violets and Other Gesneriads

Shows the most common varieties of African violets and gloxinias, lists their care requirements, and explains how they can be propagated

All About African Violets The Complete Guide to Success With Saintpaulias

You can purchase seeds from dealers but you won't know ahead of time what the seedlings will be like in terms of flower ... Don't raise African-violets from seeds unless you have plenty of room to accommodate the progeny when they grow ...

All About African Violets  The Complete Guide to Success With Saintpaulias

Here is Montague Free's classic work on how to succesfully propagate and care for African violets. This book provides extensive information on all aspects of growing this popular house plant. Among the book's many photographs are examples of the most popular and newest varieties of saintpaulias, as well as sequence pictures which give step-by-step directions on propagating, potting, watering, and fertilizing your plants.

The Garden Primer

If your interest is sparked you may want to investigate the wider world of African violets . If you do not have much light and your rooms are on the cool side , you won't have good luck with them unless you grow some of the newer ...

The Garden Primer

A 688-page volume jam-packed with practical information, advice, tips, and quirky wisdom, its aim is to teach readers how to garden more simply and successfully.

African Violet Magazine

This is not a problem with African violets , however , as their even , flat , rosette - like growth spreads out neatly , receiving equal light all over . In fact , one could hardly imagine a plant better adapted to growing under ...

African Violet Magazine


The Indestructible Houseplant

200 Beautiful Plants that Everyone Can Grow Tovah Martin. Because they remain diminutive, stashing African violets (Saintpaulia cultivars) in cement cubes and zinc pots works great, especially if they can soak up water from below.

The Indestructible Houseplant

“Tovah Martin has weeded through the world of indoor plants to find over 200 options tough enough for anyone to grow.”—The American Gardener Brown thumb? No problem. The Indestructible Houseplant is packed with indoor plants that are tough, beautiful, reliable, and virtually impossible to kill. In addition to plant profiles with concise information on water, light, and blooming times, this gorgeous book includes tips on care, maintenance, and ideas for combining houseplants in eye-catching indoor displays. Follow Martin’s sage advice and you’ll have a thriving urban jungle in no time.

Bloom

The best part about them is they are easy to bring into bloom and you can have blooms on your windowsill all year long! LIGHT: African violet aficionados grow their plants under electric lights, but they are fine on a windowsill and ...

Bloom

Bloom is the only modern guide to cultivating flowering houseplants that includes insider secrets to encourage these beautiful plants to bloom and thrive.

African Violets Back to the Basics

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African Violets Back to the Basics

Have you ever had a question on how to grow African violets but could not find the answer? Now your dilemma is solved and you will be able to quickly find the information for which you are looking. With this book in your hands you will no longer have to guess when it comes to growing beautiful African violets, crowned with dozens of gorgeous blossoms. The primary theme of Mel Robey’s third book on African violets is: Getting Back to the Basics. The reader will find answers to 250 of the most common questions the author has been asked since the publication of his first book on these popular houseplants. He combines a unique knowledge of horticulture with an easy to understand writing style. 250 Questions and their answers are covered in ten chapters Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Getting To Know Your Plants Chapter 3 Plant Food Essential For Healthy Plants Chapter 4 Potting Mixtures: Key To Being Successful Chapter 5 Containers For Growing Beautiful African Violets Chapter 6 Proper Watering Techniques Important Chapter 7 Those Ugly Pests: Insects, Diseases, and Other Unsightly Problems Chapter 8 Propagation Is Easy Chapter 9 The Environment Around Your Plants Chapter 10 Light: Its Role In A Plant’s Life Glossary You will find answers to questions such as: •What can be done to solve the problem after a white, salty crust has formed on the potting soil surface and rim of the pot? •Does the type of fertilizer I use have any influence on how well my African violets bloom? •Are there any simple ways to sterilize my potting mixture? •If you could pick one problem that causes African violets the most trouble, what would it be? •Why are the flower buds on my African violet dropping off before they open? This is very discouraging!

Growing with Gardening

Transplant alpine strawberries into cell packs once they have their first true leaves if you started any in December. They will be about 1/2” tall. ... Plan and build an indoor grow-light. ... Start African violets from leaf cuttings.

Growing with Gardening

Growing with Gardening offers step-by-step guidance in planning a year-round horticultural program for therapy, recreation, or education. Developed under the auspices of the North Carolina Botanical Garden, it features more than 250 activities, organized by month, ranging from designing a raised plant bed and building a wheelchair-accessible garden to constructing a plant press and creating crafts from natural plant materials. More than 200 illustrations complement the clear, concise text.

The Show Won t Go On

They wrote a column for African Violet Magazine that was turned into the book YOU CAN Grow African Violets. One Amazon reviewer called the book “My AV bible.” After Kent and Joyce hit sixty-five, they decided to retire.

The Show Won t Go On

There has never been a show business book quite like The Show Won't Go On, the first comprehensive study of a bizarre phenomenon: performers who died onstage. From the comedy magician who dropped dead on live television to the amateur thespian who expired during a play called The Art of Murder, the book is a celebration of lives both famous and obscure, as well as a dramatic and accurate recounting of events leading to the moments they died "doing what they loved." The Show Won't Go On covers almost every genre of entertainment and is full of unearthed anecdotes, exclusive interviews, colorful characters, and ironic twists. With dozens of heart-stopping stories, it's the perfect book to dip into on any page.

A Kid s Guide to Making a Terrarium

Combining short, medium height, and tall plants will make your terrarium look you might try using Pilea, more interesting. ... You can also grow African violets, which have purple or pink flowers and fuzzy leaves.

A Kid s Guide to Making a Terrarium

Learn how to make a working water cycle and how to grow tropical plants. Get messy digging in the dirt. Have fun treasure hunting for the perfect container and building your own secret world. Be a scientist and study how plants grow, or use your imagination to create a world for dinosaurs. It's all possible when you learn how to make your own terrarium.

Tiny Plants

Size Mini African violets grow to a mature size of fewer than 6 inches (15 cm) tall and wide, while microminis mature at half ... If you have an office with bright artificial lighting, micromini African violets are a perfect desk plant.

Tiny Plants

Longing to nurture your houseplant addiction without cramping your space or style? If you can't squeeze another giant leafy friend onto your plant shelf, author Leslie Halleck is here to inform you that tiny is the new BIG! In Tiny Plants, you’ll discover a fascinating array of perfectly petite houseplants you can collect and grow—in a minimal amount of space. Yes, tiny plants are the ideal solution for plant keepers who don’t have much space, but even if you’ve got all the room in the world, their adorableness is reason alone to grow these mini wonders. These are the eternal puppies, kittens, and babies of the plant world—they never grow out of their cuteness because their genetics keep them itty-bitty for their entire lives. Beyond a few small succulents, most houseplant parents aren’t aware of the extensive array of tiny plants they can collect and display on windowsills, on tables and desks, and in terrariums. Prepare for cuteness overload with: Profiles of dozens of miniature houseplants, including aquatic, carnivorous, flowering, succulent, and tropical varieties Detailed growing information and tips for success A fascinating look at the botany of miniature houseplant varieties Advice on how to stylishly display your tiny plant collection How-to lessons on the basics of propagating mini houseplants to share with friends Details on the best tiny houseplants for terrarium growing From the sweet blooms of micro orchids and the soft, smooth texture of lithops, to the frog foot–shaped foliage of the creeping oak fig and the tiny orbs of the string-of-pearls, you'll fall in love with these little curiosities before you can say #plantnerd.