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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Violets Have Buds!



Finally, after months and months of waiting, I noticed today that two of the violets I started last April have buds on them!(-: I am so excited! I can't wait to see what they will look like. I thought I would share the developing buds with you(-: Hopefully the buds grow fast and bloom! I will keep you posted of their progress.

9 comments:

Paris said...

ohhhh..they are looking so pretty, Cindee!! :)

Hope you have a good day!

*hugs*
"A"

Skeeter said...

You sound like a proud mama with her baby arriving!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Cindee, I cannot wait to see what color they are.

Meadowview Thymes said...

Ok--that does it! I am buying violets! First you, then Tina, then Lola, now you again...I am buying them this week! :)
They are sooo very pretty!

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

It's that time of year. When houseplants know it's time to grow. I've noticed mine sprouting new leaves.
Brenda

lola said...

Oh boy, hot jelly beans. So glad they are about to show themselves. Do keep us up to date. Sure would like to know what color they are.

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

Congratulations!

pammiejo said...

Question - when do you decide to transplant them to a bigger container? Another question is about containers - I had always heard that you shouldn't use a clay pot for African Violets because they are so susceptible to burning. I'm a novice - I have one African violet and it hangs on by a thread - hasn't bloomed in over a year - I'm thinking I need to change it's pot and soil. PAM

cindee said...

Hi Paris,
Thanks, I hope you are doing well!

Hi Skeeter,
(-:

Hi Hocking Hills Gardener,
I can't wait either!

Hi Meadowview Thymes,
You will love growing violets!

Hi Brenda,
Everything is ready for spring even the violets(-:

Hi Lola,
I will keep you posted(-:

Hi Aunt Debbie,
Thanks(-:

Hi Pammie Jo,
Well I don't follow any of the rules that the growers say to. LOL
I love the clay pots. I also love using the little fertilizer sticks you poke into the pots. I swear they work better then the liquid fertilizer. As for transplanting they say 4 inch pot is big enough for a violet. You just keep cutting back the roots and replanting them in new soil. I have gone up a few pot sizes with mine at times though. I also found that for me the violet soil works great. I have tried mixing the kind they tell you to do on violet forums but mine don't like it. SO I went back to buying the bag of violet potting mix.(-: So far so good. Try a blooming flower fertilizer stick in your pot and see what happens. Jobes makes them. You just replace them every three months and keep the violet watered.