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Monday, March 14, 2011

AV update


I removed the blooms on Feb 24th and added very diluted fertilizer to the reservoir. The result was surprising. Four new flower stalks have appeared. Technically I should remove them once more as part of the grooming process - but I think I willwait and see how things develop. I was worried that thre might have been a mite ready to destroy the plant, but now it seems it's quite healthy and disease free. I have to decide to repot, or groom - probably both in another week or two.

10 comments:

bunnits said...

Lovely little AV. I used to have several. You are providing inspiration for me to get a few new ones.

Gail said...

Beautiful!

Rural Rambler said...

Rusty I don't know much about African Violets but I could learn a thing or two here. CH is the flower/gardener person in our little family of two. I did have an AV in the kitchen window and it was happy for a fairly long time there. I just wanted to come by and tell you Good Morning! I enjoy your shots of squirrels. We are kind of partial to our red squirrels here in out bit of country but your grey sqirrels are colorful cuties!

Rural Rambler said...

I can spell but it seems I can't type this morning. Time to get off this puter and enjoy the sunshine! Enjoy your Tuesday!

Sandy said...

love the AV photos all three of them...

Jenn Jilks said...

I have to work on my violets. I saved one from my Dad's memorial plant.
I think it needs more sun.
Dad had violets. We knew he was sick when they didn't look well.
I'm hoping to make these last!

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Carol said...

My Nana had a wonderful way with African Violets..now I know why...she took time to groom as you do. I love your racoons. I have to be careful feeding them here. Had over 30 here a few years ago.

forestwalk/laura k said...

you've inspired me to get an AV!! thanks. :]

Kerri said...

I think African violets are very hard to grown - but then I don't have a green thumb! Really nice to see the progression ...... hoping to see the little blooms soon :)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Rusty, AV are a plant I have never been successful in getting to bloom. For well over a year, I had one which looked well enough as far as grennery, but never rebloomed past the initial flowering. It's no longer here as it did not fare well while we were away during the holidays and I think there were mites among the leaves. Good luck with your AVs reblooming.