Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010!

Just a quick mobile post from Lenny's, where we are both wishing everyone a happy holiday today!
This plant is 'Del's Spring Blush', hybridized by our chat buddy Del from Canada who we know from the Violet Reflections chat room. Look for it in the new registrations soon!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Fuzzy Foliage is 1 Month Old Today!

Wow! A month in and I've already racked up 797 visitors!
I wonder if I can hit 800 by midnight?? Got any friends you can pass my link to real quick? Help me hit 800 visitors in my first month, just for shiggles!!
Edit: You did it! I'm well over 800 now, THANKS!! <3

The poll for this month asked what size African violets you grow. Here are the results:

15% Only standards/large (8 votes)
05% Only minis/semis (3 votes)
79% I grow all sizes (42 votes)
(0%) I hate polls (0 votes)

So it looks like the majority of folks like a lotta diversity in their collections!
I'm in the minority--No, not the "I hate polls" lot, the 5% minis/semis one. In fact I only have like, 3 semis--and those are only allowed because they're sentimental ones given to me by special people, or else I'd have no semis allowed at all!

The next poll will start on January 1st, 'cos I would like to have them go for a calendar month instead of starting halfway thru a month. Feel free to submit any ideas you have for good poll questions!

Well, that's all for now I guess. Thanks for an awesome first month, all of you! Don't forget to start leaving comments and letting me know more of what you want!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Micro Sinningia pusilla Babies--Now What??

I'm transplanting my micro sinningias from condiment cups sitting in a sealed GladWare® container to some individual glass thingies that I think will look very sharp when I'm done.

I'd always heard these things set (and spilled, and germinated) their seed quite easily, but as I was taking pusilla out of the old condiment cup, I finally got to be witness to it!

Now the important question--HOW in the world am I supposed to separate these teeny little sprouts so I can spread 'em out in the little glass thingy I wanna grow in? Eep!  
Any suggestions?? (UPDATE 2.21.11 I did it! Check out the video HERE!)

PS: I am sending this from my brand new phone, the HTC Evo. That's right, I've gone DROID, BABY! The incredible camera on this phone is what sold me on it! Now hopefully they'll send me some cash for saying that--I am still saving up for my Nikon, after all. ;-)

Friday, December 3, 2010

TriState African Violet Council 2010 Show Pics

I finally got all my pics done. Here's my favorite, not that I'm biased or anything!

Mac's Misty Meadow grown by ME that won 2nd Best Semiminiature

Ok, so you wanna see the rest I suppose? Here ya go.

The One That Started It All....

The very first African violet I ever bought (a minature noid I bought at Lowe's in February 2007) is going into bloom yet again.
Every time it flowers, I am reminded of the mystified feeling I got when I saw this tiny fuzzy/glossy plant with sparkling purple flowers on the shelf at the store that night, when I scooped it up and brought it home, and how this whole obsession began...
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