Monday, September 21, 2015

North Star Fall Show


The North Star African Violet Council happily invites you to their AVSA Fall Show at Bachman's Garden Center 6010 Lyndale Ave. MPLS, MN. Saturday Oct. 1, 10:00 AM to 4 PM, and October 2, Noon to 4 PM.

Flowers, Fun and Friends!

There will be lots of sale plants and lovely violets to see!

Come and join us for a great plant weekend! Contact us at or follow us on Facebook at North Star African Violet Council.

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Music Maker

 Music Maker (10541) 04/09/2012 (P. Sorano/Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses) Semidouble plum frilled star/pink fantasy. Dark green, plain, quilted. Large

I really like this one... the spots are big and bright and the flowers are large!
A fun plant to grow and something different from the ones you see at the grocery store! Give this one a try. You can find it at Lyndon Lyon's Greenhouses.


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Walter says.....


The AVSM (African Violet Society of Minnesota) is putting on its Spring Show at the Northtown Mall
398 Northtown Dr
Blaine, MN 

The AVSA show and sale start Friday morning at 10:00 am.

The show is April 24-25, 2015 in the Northtown mall by the Best Buy store foyer.

The North Star African Violet Council is now on Facebook!!!! Please come on by and check out our community page! Just search North Star African Violet Council and then hit "like" for our page!


Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Now on Facebook and Twitter

We are hitting the modern age! We are now on Twitter NSAVCTC @NSAVCTC and on Face Book at North Star African Violet Council a community page for everyone interested in African violets and other fun things!

Come on and join us for some Violet Fun!


Blooming Too Soon

Sometimes violets will not automatically bow to your wishes and bloom precisely on time for the big show.

What do you do?

Here is one thing that might slow down a plant that will be in bloom before you wish it to be. This crafty grower put the plant on the basement floor, which is cooler than on the shelves, and not directly under the lights on the stands. You can see the stands to either side of this shot.

Sometimes this will slow the plant down so you will get just the perfect blooms on the days you were hoping for. Other growers turn off lights, or severely reduce the number of hours of light the plants are getting, and some even put them in a dark closet for a few days.

What do you do?