Sunday, August 24, 2008

African violets are blooming around the house

My first African violet was a birthday present a long time ago and I remember it bloomed all the time. When I was in college I used to buy African violets of all colors and of course I did not take care of them, but I soon found out that they grow and bloom better if you do not water them often! That's the type of flower you want to have if you do not have time to water a plant on schedule or travel a lot. They do not miss water, but they love indirect sunlight.

My purple African violet bloomed with two different shades of purple this time as you can see on first picture, the second picture shows how it bloomed last year... maybe because now I added African violet food?

This is my entry for Today's Flowers, an event for flower lovers that runs every Sunday.

27 comments:

fishing guy said...

Chris: I love that first close-up of the beautiful violet.

dot said...

Your violets are so pretty! Mine always died..maybe I watered them too much.

Marcos Santos said...

Não sabia...

Temos dessa aqui em casa e não sabia que seu nome era violeta africana.

De qualquer forma, a foto está linda

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Beautiful! I've never been successful in keeping one alive for more than a month or so, and I do think they are lovely flowers.

Robert said...

Cris,
These are beautiful! I've missed your posts; nice to see you back. These remind me of being a kid. We used to go to the beach every Sunday in the summer. On our way home one day we went to a place that sold African Violets. My mom bought one which lasted for quite a while if I recall correctly. Thanks for bringing back a good memory.

I'm still anxiously checking my mail. I'll let you know when it gets here. :)

Paz said...

Lovely photo. Lovely flower.

Paz

Carletta said...

Cris,
My dear MIL raised these so WELL - I never could.
This one is beautiful - great closeup and I love the little pot it is in.

piedmontperspective said...

Beautiful! Those look like my African Violets and they did the same color change on part of the flowers when they were a couple of years old.

Greyscale Territory said...

These are lovely violets! I am used to the more dark purple ones in Australia! Great pics!

Coca Cutie said...

Lindas!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

African violets are always so pretty!

T.R. said...

Beautiful - the first photo is very special. Great capture.

Cátia said...

essas suas flores são muito bonitas! gosto especialmente da cor!

Raquel said...

Lindas violetas, branca e violeta!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Beautiful..

Daniel J Santos said...

ja´aprendi mais alguma coisa, muito bonito.

Denise said...

Cris,
Bela escolha para o Today's Flowers, essas violetas são um encanto, parabéns.
Abraços, Denise

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Chris

Lindas violetas, numa postagem magnífica, que valoriza demais o TODAY'S FLOWERS!
Quero agradecer a atenção de seu apoio e sua presença marcante no TODAY'...
Aguardo com alegria que esteja sempre conosco!

Abraço
Santilli

guild-rez said...

Lovely picture Cris.
Please come for a visit and enjoy pictures of my garden.
- Cheers Gisela

Cláudia said...

Cris, estou contente de vê-la no Today's. Suas fotos são um show! Também tenho várias violetas na bay-window.Elas duram demais, coitadinhas, às vezes até murcham um pouquinho, pois esqueço de regá-las, mas logo se recuperam!

bjs

Paula said...

They're gorgeous! I haven't had African Violets in years. Now you're making me want some again...!

Tammy said...

Beautiful!
I so wish I had a green thumb!

guild-rez said...

Cris..No flowers, but I posted a plum cake recipe with pictures.
I am sure you and your family will love the cake for Sunday.
Gisela

Kerri said...

Those colors are glorious! Your Pictures are beautiful Cris. A friend gave me starts of a couple of African Violets and they've grown well, although slowly. I can't wait to see flowers on them. I hope all is well and that you've enjoyed the winter. Now your spring is coming and our summer is fading...so soon.
xox

Pearl said...

Hello my friend,
I am trying to come back to blogging. It has been a difficult summer for me.
Looking forward to fall.

Your violets are absolutely beautiful. I think you have the magic touch.

Sending you hugs,

Gina said...

Você não vai acreditar, mas tenho um vasinho igual ao seu. E também tenho uma violeta como essa, além de outras cores e matizes. Bjs.

Moi said...

these are exotic....i havent seen them beore ever...thanks for all the beauty, Cris.