Sunday, November 9, 2008

Pink Violets and how I grow them

Many people like to have african violets sitting on their kitchen windowsill, maybe because of indirect sunrays and because they are easy to grow indoors. They can make any corner brighter, and I have my violets on a small table in my balcony. I have created many new pots over the years just by leaf cuttings and I have never propagated them by seed! Each leaf I cut and plant in damp soil grows into a new violet after a few weeks. My mom used to cut many leaves and later transplant them into new pots then she would give away the new plants. After they grow, they do not like to be over watered... so I water them only when they are really dry. Also, I keep water away from their feet and leaves. Last time I posted about African violets I received many comments and I promised to post more violets, and here they are!

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Denise BC said...

Olá Cris
Estão lindas e delicadas em cor de rosa, mas confesso que amei os vasinhos, adoro essas peças.

Bjs,Denise, Pupo & Santilli-Team TF

guild-rez said...

Hello Cris,
African violes are availble in many different colours - and I love them all:)
- Cheers Gisela

Darla said...

I have a few African Violets and they are for sure bottom feeders. Beautiful.

dot said...

Beautiful! I remember your last post about violets and I went out and bought one. It's doing ok but the blooms all fell off and no more have come. I must be patient!

Dulce said...

São lindas desta côr!
Um abraço.

Mckay K said...

I love African Violets. These are beautiful and healthy. They make an area feel more comfortable.

Tammy said...

So beautiful...
I so wish I had a greener thumb! ;)

Anonymous said...

Your flowers are beautiful and so are your photos. Thanks for the tips on growing the flowers.


Denise said...

These are just beautiful, beautiful violets, and I also like your plant pots. All a winning combination for a great photo.

Napaboaniya said...

They're very delightful :) Thanks for sharing them!

Arija said...

Beautiful shots of well presented healthy plants and flowers.
In cooler climates when they are grown on a windowsill it is advisable to elevate the pots on a little stand so that the cold air at night can drain away and not chill their roots. They only tolerate a 15 degree diurnal temperature variation.

arleena said...

Very nice flowers.

Marcos Santos said...

Olá Cris!

Estou com a Denise. Os vasinhos estão dando o toque de graça nas flores.

arleena said...

Hello Cris !
Thanks for visiting my blog, Arleenan sanomat and Kotona - At Home. I prepare food and bake in my kitchen. I hope, you understand my recipes.
Have a nice week.

fishing guy said...

What a great flower and a very neat story of making them grow.

nonizamboni said...

Your African Violets look healthy and happy. I have grown them before and usually end up over-watering or under-something else!
And, thanks for the recipe for Christmas Cake. It looks like a keeper. I'm fond of GoodFood magazine too. You've given me some inspiration!

david santos said...

Olá, Cris!
Excelente post! Realmente muito lindos estes vasos! Parabéns e tem uma linda semana.

Pearl said...

With our gloom and doom weather it was wonderful to see such beautiful colors on your post. I
needed a boost.

Hope you are doing well.

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Olá Cris!

Obrigado por seu apoio ao TODAY'S FLOWERS!


Luiz -

Britt-Arnhild said...

I always grow several African violets, always indoors. I love their different colour shades.

Connie Peterson said...

Beautiful violets! I've never seen a pink one before!

Moi said...

I loved your purple ones and thought they were exotic......but these are prettier!!!! (i don't generally accept it, but i have a thing for the color pink ;D)

and did not know about them growing by leaves.......i will have to go looking for then in our local nursery, next year.....

hope you are enjoying your spring....we are beginning to see low temperatures......

Luna said...

Oh they are beautiful! I have african violets too but at the time they have no flowers. I think they´ll come soon
We have them in purple, pink and white.

Connie Peterson said...

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Lady Prism said...

So pretty! We have those here too and I have tried potting some a few times. Alas, I do not have the magical thumb to insure their survival.

Perhaps, I watered them too much. I will try growing some again and apply what you said.

Your blog is such a pretty pretty find:>

Lara Gisela said...

Olá Cris,
Obrigada por visitar o meu blogue. Adorei os seus blogues. São lindos. Vou ver com mais atenção. E também foi bom encontrar alguém mais parecido connosco e a falar a mesma língua. Parece estranho mas a verdade é que não é fácil. Encontro mais americanas com quem me identifico do que portuguesas ou até mesmo brasileiras.
Um beijinho

Kerri said...

Your pictures are always so beautiful! I adore the violets in that shade of pink and wish I had this one!
That's such a pretty pot.
A friend gave me several leaf starts of 2 plants a year ago and they're growing nicely, but only a couple of flowers on one plant so far..(purple).
I hope your family enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving.

guild-rez said...

Hello Cris!
Wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Christmas is a holiday for friends,
However they may be, or not, related.
Remember that the three wise kings were strangers
In search of one remote, uncanny dream.
So may we all be far more than we seem,
Together bound for dark and haunting changes,
More lovely for the loves we have created
Along the lonely paths from means to ends,
Stumbling towards that star of Bethlehem.

Cheers Gisela

Moi said...

Hey Cris.......I am not sure if I will be logging again before the new year so wish you and your family a very happy Christmas and 2009 .....:)