Romancing the African Violet
A newly discovered friend learned I have a measure of expertise in cultivating (and enjoying!) African Violets. In fact, I've grown hundreds of them. So my friend wanted to know about her violets.
On talking with her, I learned she suffers from "all of the usual suspects". That is, a huge twisted crown and a violet with two crowns. In addition, she had all the notions most home growers have. I say notions , because they are all wrong.
- You should always water from the bottom.
- You should never water the leaves of your African Violet.
- They should be kept pretty much pot-bound.
So, rather than just telling her about what she needs to do, I wrote three articles and will print them out for her to have on hand. If you care to read them, here are the articles:
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