Friday, August 23, 2013

African Violet Collection 2.0 / Adventures in Dolgeville

Time to start over! No more crying over spilled pollen! Get it? Thrips joke. It MITE not be funny... Ok, anyone know a good Mealy joke so I can complete the holy trifecta? 

Anyhooz, where's the best place to get a new collection? Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses in Dolgeville NY of course! Especially considering the 25% off coupon happening this week! (tomorrow's the last day, GET THERE!)

Ok so starting with the BEST THING FIRST: Here's my new box of awesomeness! A baker's dozen of new pretties. Now listen up all you excitable shopaholics, I purposefully did not go buckwild and grab a TON, because I think it's better if I keep it to just a few. That way maybe, JUST MAYBE, I can really focus and finally grow an actual SHOWPLANT worth a damn.

Let go of the past, here is the FUTURE! 

Here's a list of what I got (click on any that are linked to order your own--Continental US orders get 15% off this month by entering code AUGUST during checkout at!):

Li'l Ballerina (One of my all-time FAVES, had to replace)
Ness' Tiny Flame (Had it before, needed it again)
Roller Rink (have wanted this one forever!)

Lyon's June Bug (June Bug one of my nicknames, so it was a must)
Pixie Storm (never had this but decided to give it a shot)
Indigo Doll (I have a daughter named Indigo, so duh, obvies I needed that!)
Lexi (she was the last of the "old collection" that I tossed reluctantly!)
Pixie Redhead (Had that before, needed it again!)
Winter Love (I love WINTER it's my fave season, so it just seems right)

Episcia 'Cleopatra' (the leaves are just too pretty to resist.. Had it before, needed it back)

Inner Strength (We ALL need that, who knew it came in plant form?)
Lovestruck (just WOW this is one vibrant flower)
Sweet Affair (Winner of 2nd best new cultivar at the 2013 AVSA convention!)
Ok now let me be perfectly clear: Those 3 frighten me! Paul made me go way outta my comfort zone when he pushed a STANDARD at me. But then I thought well if one is good, three is better so... OMG THREE NEW STANDARDS jumped into my box!

Pics of my new pretties!!

THE MINIS (Always my favest)
Top: Roller Rink, left: Li'l Ballerina, right: Ness' Tiny Flame

(IMPORTANT: Keep in mind I was grabbing the chimeras from the "super secret employees only" room so they're stock quality (a bit overgrown and crazy, this isn't what you get when you order or shop like a normal customer--but we all know I am not normal!) We kept all the crazy extra leaves on so they'd be nice and cushioned for the 5 hour car ride.)
Top L-R: Pixie Redhead, Lexi, Winter Love
Bottom L-R: Indigo Doll, June Bug, Pixie Storm

Episcia 'Cleopatra'

Top: Lovestruck, left: Sweet Affair, right: Inner Strength
Yeah methinks, I'mna need a lot more than "INNER STRENGTH" to pull of growing BIG plants!
So yup, there's my AWESOME NEW COLLECTION! After my work shift is over today, I guess you all know what I'll be doing--Repotting!

Now for some pics from around LLG:

Our awesome "group employee pic"... Paul Sorano the owner, and me the facebook page admin.
All other employees were too busy actually working and/or too shy to be in a pic. :-p

Stay tuned!
My BFF Shea from Fat Sheamus Productions did some filming to make a little sumpin'-sumpin'!

This is Rocky the LLG mascot/viscous guard animal. I always love seeing him!!

Actual photo of me dead and in heaven!

 To see more from the awesome stuff from the greenhouses, be sure to head on over to the facebook page. Some stuff has already been posted, but there's LOTS more to come trust me!


  1. I want to start collecting!! They look so awesome :)

  2. Oooooo, aaaaaaah, oooooh. I'm drooling here. I also love Rocky the 'viscous' guard cat. Yeah, he does look a bit thick, doesn't he? ^__^


    1. Oh yeah, he will mess you up!! He'll cover you in fur from all the snuggling :-)

  3. Hello, can You tell me how can I purchase Indigo doll African violet, please?


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