Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Keeping It In The Family

A IS FOR?




AFRICAN VIOLET

Along with my mum's talent with the needle and paintbrush I wish I had inherited her genes when it comes to growing houseplants. One look from me and they usually shriek in horror and curl up their toes in due course. Mum however is a dab hand with all sorts of houseplants especially African violets and orchids. I am delighted to say that that after a couple of unsuccessful attempts, I seem to be doing better with getting this specimen established. I bought a little cutting home with me in April and now look !

ABC Wednesday hosted by Denise Nesbitt is back at the beginning of the alphabet - why not amble over there now to have a peek at more posts on the letter A.

17 comments:

  1. It looks very sweet - perhaps you can pass on any tips to help keep houseplants alive? Mine honestly wither as soon as the person who has donated it has gone.
    P x

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  2. A sweet and pretty A to kick the round off with.

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  3. Anna:
    What a lovely African violet, and a piece of one grown my your Mother, how equally special! It looks very happy Anna!

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  4. Those flowers remind me of my grandmother, she always had those flowers in her window sill.

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  5. I don't do well with African violets, because I seem to let them dry out too much. I thought I'd killed the last batch I got, but watered them anyway, and they are rewarding me with new blooms! Your white blooms are pretty.

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  6. Your African violet looks great! It represents an amazing attempt at agriculture.

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  7. Wow, you have done well, what a beautiful flower.

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  8. Beautiful white blooms...and from a little cutting!

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  9. I like those white flowers, and it looks a very happy specimen!

    I've not grown houseplants for ages - I like gardening outdoors only!

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  10. It's so satisfying when cuttings 'take'.

    Yep, it looks very healthy to me.

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  11. Nice to see a kindred spirit when it comes to flowers! I specialize in moss...

    PS This was beautiful!

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  12. Only the toughest houseplants survive with me as well. Think I might have a go at this A-Z as you are starting again.

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  13. LOL, People always give me their African violets because they can't et them to bloom, and for me, they do. (Bloom.) Even though I don't do anything special and am not wild about keeping houseplants! I meant to play int his round of ABC Wednesday but know myself well enough to know I won't be able to keep up!

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  14. It's beautiful! Well done!

    The white flowers are very attractive, but I always buy the common purple ones!

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  15. I can certainly relate to you, Anna! My mother is an excellent seamstress and quilter, and she manages to overwinter annuals like geraniums that look better than mine after spending the summer outside! Looks like you are working some magic with this African Violet, though--lovely!

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  16. it looks so sweet in the cup~~I think after all these months you've gotten the touch and might be able to try others! gail

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  17. That's great - SomeBeans is in charge of the houseplants here, as I have 'death fingers' with them. Having said that, he managed to kill an african violet within weeks.

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All your comments are much appreciated and treasured. I wil try to reply to everyone who leaves a comment, but it may take me a few days, especially when I start spending more time in the garden and at the lottie. I know that you will understand :) I am sure that I will also visit your blog if I have not already done so. If you have any specific questions I will either reply to them here or you can email me at : thegreentapestry@gmail.com

Namasté

- Anna.