Sunday, August 19, 2012

While I wait for things to happen on the plant stand . . .

Reading things found on the Net!

There's a lot of interesting things to read about African Violets on the internet. 
Some of it may be a load of crap!
As with most subjects, much of the advice needs to be taken with a grain of salt.

I found this interesting:
(In a Homeland Security finally has a useful side effect kind of way :)

"Researchers at the University of Warwick have found how a citric acid-based Achilles heel used by a pathogen that attacks the popular African Violet house plant could be exploited not just to save African Violets but also to provide a potentially effective treatment for Anthrax."
At Dave's Garden:
A list of 13 articles popped up that I haven't gone through yet, but they look interesting with titles like  
Aquarium to Terrarium, Tips and Tricks on Keeping Pests Out of Your Houseplants, Add a Little Leprechaun Magic to Your Houseplants... and African Violets with GIRL foliage, what sweethearts!

At the African Violet Society of America (AVSA) there's a sample of articles found in the magazine sent to members 6 times a year. My membership lapsed in 2004. Trying to decide if I want to renew at their website or take advantage of one of the deals offered by growers of a free plant or leaves. 
Shipping is extra and if you have to pay shipping, you might as well get a couple more. 
You see the slippery slope?

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