Friday, October 04, 2013

Fall Show

The North Star African Violet Council is having their annual fall show and plant sale at Bachman's on Lyndale, Minneapolis, MN on Saturday October 5, and Sunday October 6, 2013.

Hours are Saturday 9 to 5 and Sunday 11 to 4 pm.

Come and get out of the rain! Violet fun for everyone!

Questions??? Comments???

Thursday, August 22, 2013

State Fair Show 2013

 It's State Fair time again!

Enjoy some pix of the African violet show in the Horticulture Building now showing Thurs. and Friday August 22-23, 2013.

 AVSA table....
 Some pretty plants!
 Streptocarpus for everyone!

 Best in Show plants!

Congratulations to all!


Friday, January 18, 2013

African violet 'Irish Laughter', 'Splatter Kake'

 Just a quick update to tell you we're back. Between some trouble with the Google blogs and a little trouble with photos to post it's been a while. Sorry

But now! Let's have some more African violet fun!

This is 'Irish Laughter'. I've always been a big fan of the green flowers and this one has it all!
 It's got the really nicely frilled double flowers, with a wavy edge of bright green! It's also got lots of blooms even when the plant is relatively small.

My grandma was going to violet meetings in the 60's and 70's when they were just dreaming of green blooms. It was one of her biggest wishes to get a hold of one something like this.
 This one is in a pot that says 'Arctic Frost'... haha. Someone has been mixing up the labels again and I'm going to blame the cats.

Nonetheless, it's bright and pretty in the middle of a cold day in winter.
I only had two of the aging blooms of 'Splatter Kake' left but I like to think this has all the mutations anyone would ever want. The Geneva edge, the fantasy speckles, the star shaped bloom etc.

It's hybridized by Bann, a Minnesotan too! Not bad eh?

Questions, comments???

And we do answer questions too! Thanks for the patience.