Sunday, March 2, 2014

Violet in Bloom

 

 

Pink Violet mosaic

Recently I took an African Violet that had sprouted more than one root and divided it into 4 complete plants.  I have read that you are supposed to take off all the old leaves and I did sort of.  I put three plants in this greenhouse that I bought a few years ago at Homesense.  The other I put back in the kitchen with a plastic bag over its head.  It had blooms on it but I removed them.  When I took the bag off last week there were several more blooms forming.  I guess it had a notion to bloom and it was going to do it.   I have heard that African Violets are the easiest plant to grow but over the years I have killed my share.  I like to see them in bloom as they do have a pretty flower. 

I am joining Mary for Mosaic Monday.   Have a wonderful week.  If enough of us think spring maybe we can make it happen.

 

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18 comments:

Country Gal said...

P.S Love your header !

eileeninmd said...

Your African Violet is pretty. I hope they all survive. Enjoy your week ahead!

podso said...

What a beautiful bloom. And your header is just stunning, I love the light effect in it!

Lorrie said...

Your header is so beautiful. You had great luck with the African Violet. I've killed my fair share of them over the years, too. Love the glass terrarium/planter. I have something similar with a zinc finish with ivy growing in it. Yes, let's all THINK SPRING.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's gorgeous and looks so pretty in your little terrarium! Hugs!

Lisa Gordon said...

As always, such a wonderful, mosaic, Valerie. That violet is gorgeous, and I love the softness of the image. Beautifully done!

Love, love, love your new design here. So nice!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I rarely get my African violets to flower and I think location is the biggest culprit. The Wardian case you put the violet in is nice Val, and the flower is a pretty shade of pink.

A Garden of Threads said...

Such a cheery little face on this cold day. Jen

Cathy Keller said...

Beautiful violet!!! Lovely color! Have a grand week! Cathy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a beautiful scarlet color! I love African violets. I had quite a few, but gave them away to friends when I moved. I will have to rebuild my collection someday.

EG CameraGirl said...

The colour of that African violet is gorgeous, Valerie. And your greenhouse is to die for!

bettyl-NZ said...

I knew a lady that had a houseful of violets and they were all gorgeous, but I couldn't get any to bloom at all! Good luck with yours! Love your little greenhouse, too.

Anna-Karin Eriksson said...

Beautiful flower and I really like your miniature greenhouse.=) Lovely header also!
//Scaniatjejen
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bj said...

This is so pretty....
My mom could raise the prettiest African Violets...mine always die.
xo

Mary Cromer said...

Mommy left us 20 years ago, she would always get me a Violet in February, charming images ;)

Karen said...

Love the flower, African violets are very pretty. My mother used to grow them and had such good luck. Houseplants and I just don't mix, I'm afraid. I had a beautiful violet once, but then it went into a drastic decline. I vowed I would admire them from a distance from then on.

Lori E said...

They are pretty and I too have killed many. Finally I have been able to keep 3 alive on my kitchen window sill facing North.
I water them from the bottom whenever I think of it and they have bloomed so many times..well 2 out of the 3 have bloomed like crazy and the third one is more stubborn.
They were 3 different varieties and I guess the middle child is having issues.
I love your little greenhouse.

Lori E said...

Arrrgghhh wrote a long comment and then when it asked for my Google log in the comment disappeared.
In short.
I love your greenhouse. Very cute.