Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Peruvian Torch blooming again & Midnight Flame Violet Has New Leaves!!!

Finally another violet has new leaves. This is a major slow process. It has taken forever just to get these leaves to start. I still have many more that are not growing new leaves. More waiting I guess.
The Peruvian Torch bloomed again the other night and I forgot to post a picture. It's been to smokey to do much outside so I am hibernating indoors! I am working on a new project and hope to have it finished soon for you to see(-: I copied an idea I saw on Garden Web last year(-: Thats all I am saying for now(-: Have a great smokeless day!!!!




11 comments:

Renna said...

My late mother-in-law had a real green thumb for growing violets. The beautiful starts she gave me always withered in my care. :-(

Your's are beautiful! :-)

cindee said...

Thanks Renna, I have grown violets for years. I thought I wanted to try starting leaves in soil this time and its been forever. I can't wait to see them bloom though(-: They are doing pretty good(-;

Meadowview Thymes said...

That Peruvian Torch is the biggest flower I have ever seen! Is it really as big as it looks in the picture? Georgeous!

garden girl said...

Peruvian Torch is stunning Cindee!

Those African violets can sure take a long time to start leafing out from cuttings. Yours look very healthy and promising.

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

That's an amazing flower! Wow, thank you for sharing such beauty :).

Anna said...

I remember when you transplanted some violet leaves and you've done well with them.

I'm in the mood to take you shopping some place free of smoke and ashe. Soon as you get here, we'll go. Kathi might come see me. Her husband hasn't decided yet.

chuck b. said...

A year! Well, it's a beautiful leaf! :)

The Peruvian Torch is a sight, too. How cool to have that plant in your garden! Hmmm...

Rick said...

So sorry to hear that you are still sequestered inside. You need a good cleansing rain to clean the sky of the ash.
My grandmother was always able to grow beautiful violets, and you have inspired me to try my hand at it again. I tried once many years ago, and wasn't disciplined enough to give them the daily attention they require. My grandmother always said that all she ever did was give them a teaspoon of water each day. And a sunny east window! ;-)

Rick said...

Oh, I forgot to ask...
How are hens taking the heat and the smoke now? The electrolytes doing the job keeping them hydrated?

Cinj said...

Well, if you're looking for a vacation from the smoke, ash, and heat you should come visit me! Not many places to shop that I've discovered yet, but it's a nice place to relax. Well, unless you're building a shed or something....

I tried growing some African Violets a few years ago. I'm bad with indoor plants, I forget to water them often enough. Poor things! Yours are very pretty.

cindee said...

Hi Meadowview Thymes, The Peruvian Torch flower is about the size of a salad plate. It just looks pretty big in that picture(-: This was the best bloom so far.

Garden Girl, Thanks!!! The african violets seem to take forever to root and grow babies!!!!

Hi Kathi, Thanks for your comment &
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Anna,
I know these are the same leaves. It took about three months to see new growth!!!! I would love to get out of here and all the smoke!!! Shopping at your locoal nursery sounds like a blast to me!!!!!

Hi Chuck,
Thanks for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed the pictures(-:

Hi Rick,
I hope you do try to grow some violets. Let me know how long it takes for yours to show new growth. It seems like a long time to me but maybe it really wasn't. I would be glad to share leaves with you if you want. If it rains here I will be extremely happy!!!!
My hens are doing well. The vitamin/electolites seem to be helping a lot. Thanks for asking!

Hi Cindy, thanks for the offer that is very sweet of you(-: Your shed is looking soooooooo nice!!!!! SO much work but you will really enjoy it when its done!!