Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Daily Inspiration

African Violet
'Blackie Bryant'

You don't see an African Violet with variegated leaves and double, ruffled flowers very often!
 I'm in love with this variety!

A lot of customers say they have a hard time with violets. Through trial and error, I have found the easiest way to care for them is to let them dry out, not completely- but close, before watering, and then I water them from underneath (meaning I fill their saucers up with water and let them drink it up)! Violets bloom best on stress, that is why I let them dry out fairy well before watering! They also like consistent feedings. Ours are fertilized every two weeks with Schultz African Violet food. 

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