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Success with African violets

Thomas Rochford

Success with African violets

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Published by Martin Books in association with Thomas Rochford & Sons in Cambridge .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African violets.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementThomas Rochford.
    SeriesRochfords" guides to plant care
    ContributionsThomas Rochford & Sons.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsSB413.A4
    The Physical Object
    Pagination32p. :
    Number of Pages32
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21547553M
    ISBN 100859412407
    OCLC/WorldCa12461054


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Success with African violets by Thomas Rochford Download PDF EPUB FB2

The last revision brought the book up to the then date of by Charles Marden Fitch Fitch added photographs and gave source information of that time and now the book could be embellished on even more today, but the original work, the backbone to growing African Violets, is still there and still relevant today as it was in Cited by: 1.

Modern African violets bear little resemblance to wild violets, though. Thanks to years plus of hybridization, their petals are generally larger and more symmetrical and their flowers are often double or semi-double, sometimes with attractive wavy margins.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Free, Montague, All about African violets. Garden City, N.Y., American Garden Guild and Doubleday, African violets love lots of bright indirect light.

The more light they get, the better blooms they will put out – a multitude of long lasting flowers. They cannot stand direct sunlight, which will scorch the leaves. Near a westward facing window is ideal.

Move back and screen from direct sunlight with a curtain or shade. Feeling Snug African. Get this from a library. All about African violets: the complete guide to success with Saintpaulias. [Montague Free; Charles Marden Fitch] -- Provides extensive information on all aspects of growing this popular house plant.

Secrets to Blooming Success Kent & Joyce Stork African Violet Magazine, July/August There are many reasons why African violets are so dear to our hearts, but the fact that they bloom tops the list.

Very few other plants in the world can live in our homes and bloom almost all File Size: 32KB. Explore our list of African violets Books at Barnes & Noble®. Receive FREE shipping with your Barnes & Noble Membership. African violets. 1 - 4 of 4 results my african violet collection.

book by mia amato. book by joyce stork. TIPS FOR SUCCESS WITH AFRICAN VIOLETS Whether you receive a violet as a gift or buy one for yourself I hope that it grows well and blooms profusely for you. The key to achieving this goal is to provide just what the plant needs.

If you can give your violet sufficient light and water, and a proper sized pot with occasional fresh potting. I love African violets, but they don't always love me.

I had two that were floundering. I got the potting mix and some of the Miracle-Gro Liquid plant food for violets. Both have made a recovery. They haven't re-bloomed yet, but there was a lot of new growth within a few weeks. African violets (Saintpaulia ionantha) are one of the world’s most popular flowering houseplants, so we expect them to you know, s insist they easily bear an endless springtime of blooms, to which many of their owners sadly shake their heads.

Both sides are right: African violets do bloom easily year-round, but they’re also a little weird. Get this from a library. All about African violets: the complete guide to success with Saintpaulias. [Montague Free]. How to Grow African Violets (A Sunset Book) by Sunset | Apr 1, out of 5 stars Paperback African Violets.

by Tony Clements | out of 5 stars Paperback $ $ $ shipping. Only 1 left in stock - order soon. More Buying Choices $. The book is now in PDF format. Along with the download of the book there will be installation instructions for your device. This book includes growing, showing and judging information about African violets and their Gesneriad cousins, as well as an introduction to the history of the African violet plant and the African Violet Society of America.

African Violets”. Other books about African Violets are also available. There’s also the African Violet Society of America which incorporated in and has grown to be “the largest society devoted to a single indoor plant in the world.”.

Pollnated Violets:Success. Growing pods. soo neaty. Loading Unsubscribe from soo neaty. Growing African Violets by Tagawa Gardens - Duration: TagawaGard views.

As an addicted propagator of African Violets, I enjoyed your article. I currently have about 40 babies growing all over my house and am now experimenting with a few things such as use of supplemental grow lights and containers that won’t break the budget with good success (eggs shells that come with their own clam : Matt Suwak.

I decided to revitalize my African violets because they have been looking really rough lately. I’ve been killing them, to be honest. Between writing a book, the holidays, and just being busy, they were craving some much-needed attention.

Repotting African Violets: How to Repot African Violets in 6 Easy Steps Read More» is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to   Links: African Violet Plant Food - African Violet Soil - Video on Repotting African Violets - How to water African violets.

You can water African violets from above—just avoid wetting the plant’s leaves. This can lead to fungal disease on the leaves. Or place the African violet in a container that is slightly bigger and let the plant soak up the water from the bottom.

Remove the pot when the soil is saturated. Some people swear by. 16 quotes have been tagged as violets: Tennessee Williams: ‘The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.’, L.M.

Montgomery: ‘Do you think amethyst. We hybridize many of our own plants–are famous for our ‘Rob’s’ and ‘Ma’s’ series of African violets, and our ‘Bristol’s’ series of gesneriads (African violet relatives).

We grow our plants in a renovated barn, circawith an attached glasshouse and other buildings. Success:) 0 comments. share. save hide report. % Upvoted. Log in or sign up to leave a comment log in sign up.

Sort by. best. no comments yet. Be the first to share what you think. 🌼 my first bloom on an african violet i propagated from a sucker. 5 comments. share. save hide report. Tony Clements is a great expert.

The book is packed with practical tips and explanations. Give your African violets a treat!/5(13). Tips on Growing Violets. I’d be the last person to say that the African violet is difficult to grow, but it is true that it can be a bit finicky, especially if you want to grow it to perfection.

So here are some tips to help you achieve success with this popular plant. Light. The author’s first book, African Violets: Queens of the Indoor Gardening Kingdom, was hailed as a tribute to the Queen of the indoor gardening iastic African violet fans have referred to his second book, African Violets: Gifts from Nature, as a “Masterpiece” and as “a must have for your African violet library.”Mr.

Robey continues his reign as the African Queen’s Pages:   African violets are prized as houseplants due to their small size and beautiful blooms. However, these tropical flowers are known to be delicate. Even if you have never grown one before, you can find success by making a simple soil mix with ingredients like peat moss, vermiculite, and : Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for All about African Violets: The Complete Guide to Success with America's Favorite House Plant by Montague Free (, Hardcover, Revised) at the best online prices at eBay.

Free shipping for many products!/5(2). Learning About African Violets Whenever I mention African Violets, I always get the response “oh, they were my grandmother’s favorite flower or my mother loves them”.

My grandmother grew them with great success in a bright window in her Connecticut home atop a tray of pebbles with water in it. For her prized collection of African violets, Leticia Potter mixes a potting medium of commercial African violet soil, peat moss, vermiculite, perlite and cow manure.

She uses only plastic pots. African violets are one of the easiest and most adaptable flowering houseplants to grow, as they do well in the conditions found in most homes.

There are seven main cultural factors you should be aware of to ensure their success. African violets that you buy are almost certainly hybrids, generally of one main species (Saintpaulia ionantha).

Commercial potting soil for African violets is usually pasteurized. If not, bring the temperature to °F (82°C) and hold for 30 minutes. Wash pots after use and prior to placing a new plant in them. Soak pots in a 10 percent bleach solution – nine parts water to one part bleach – for an hour.

African Violets for Everyone. K likes. African Violets for Everyone is a book by Ruth Coulson to be enjoyed by anyone who loves beautiful plants, or who would like to grow them ers: K.

Tony Clements' "African Violets" book is an excellent, one-stop reference with a wealth of new to the hobby, I found this guide amazingly useful.

It features seven main sections, beginning with the history of African Violets (very interesting) and continuing through the basic topics of plant care and propagation.5/5(3). This is by far the best African violet book I've ever read.

Every other African violet book (and general houseplant book) I've ever read suggests one of two things for African violets with problems - either dispose of them or spray them with highly toxic chemicals. This is the book for those who want less drastic solutions/5.

Oct 3, - African Violets & Misc Quotes. See more ideas about African, Quotes and Planting flowers pins. SUCCESS in growing saintpaulias in the House depends upon maintaining special environmental conditions.

Na tives of Africa--as the common name, African violets, implies   The Dyna-Gro Gro Grow Plant Food is one of the best products on the market now.

It contains all the essential elements that African Violets need to grow and thrive. This fertilizer will promote the vibrant growth of your plants.

It has a low level of soluble salts too making it suitable for hydroponics and plants grown in containers. African Violets. African violets are some of my favorite houseplants. I can’t say they are my very favorites because I love so many of them.

I started raising them after picking one up from the clearance rack at a large home food store. I remember seeing in my grandma’s house and really thinking they are an “old person’s plant”.

I have three lovely violets and wondered what a cross between the white and pale blue would produce, - paler blue. mottled white. So I researched the process and tried it and here it is.

Success!. Many African violets sucker or produce side shoots. These look like tiny new plants growing from the leaf axils. Some will develop roots as they grow. You can remove them (including the ones without roots) and plant in a small (two-inch) pot.

Place the pot under a humidity dome or inside a plastic bag to increase humidity. Tincture of Time.Separating plants is another method of easy African violet propagation. Using the division technique involves cutting the crown from the plant or separating the pups, or suckers, from a plant, making sure that each portion you’ve cut away has a piece of the main plant’s root system.

This is great if your African violets have grown too large.