Thursday, September 21, 2017

In Bloom

For peace of mind

Since my new collection of African Violets are meant to renew the soul and distract me from the approaching season of dark, I'm resisting the urge to disbud and rip off leaves that are damaged from shipping or leggy in the attempt to grow out "perfect" violets. 
These first three came with buds just poking up through the leaves. 
The 8 leaves that arrived on Friday all seem to have survived the stress of mail delivery. It only took 2 days from the email announcing they had shipped until they appeared in my mailbox. 

I'll need to add one more to my shelf because: 13?
Cirelda (3620) 03/01/1979 (P. Tracey) Double pink two-tone. Quilted. Semiminiature trailer (CA 202, 1979)

Hearts Aglow (8516) 11/09/1996 (S. Sorano) Semidouble fuchsia star/ivory blush. Dark green, quilted/red back. Standard

Honky Tonk Blues (9526) 12/17/2005 (Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses/P. Sorano) Single purple sticktite frilled star/violet-red overlay in eye. Medium green, plain, quilted, serrated. Semiminiature

Mac's Just Jeff (9478) 09/29/2005 (G. McDonald) Semidouble coral red pansy/variable darker fantasy. Mosaic variegated medium green, white and variable pink, plain, scalloped. Miniature

Midnight Rascal (8259) 07/28/1995 (S. Sorano) Semidouble medium blue pansy/raspberry frilled edge. Medium green, ovate, quilted/red back. Semiminiature

Ness' Angel Glitter (8132) 01/19/1995 (D. Ness) Semidouble fuchsia ruffled pansy/darker sparkle fantasy, edge. Dark green, pointed, serrated/red back. Semiminiature

Pastel Princess (10833) 04/27/2016 (D. Lamphere/Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses) Single light blue sticktite frilled pansy. Medium green, scalloped, girl foliage. Standard

Persian Lace (8264) 07/28/1995 (S. Sorano) Double white frilled pansy/pale blue-blushed lower petals, light blue-veined top petals. Dark green, plain, wavy, serrated/red back. Semiminiature

Precious Rose (Lyon) Double white star/rose edge. Variegated medium green and white, ovate, serrated. Standard

Tequila Rose (LLG) Mellow, light pink single/semidouble pansies. Flower face has heavy glistening effect. Wide raspberry edge is fringed. Medium green, quilted foliage. Possibly a compact grower. 2017 Standard (User Database)

Tiger Trail (6897) 07/13/1988 (P. Harris) Double bright fuchsia/pale pink back. Variegated, quilted, glossy. Standard trailer (Western)

Tropical Sunshine (LLG) Vivid! Yellow, semidouble and double stars, with a wide white edge, surrounded by a fringed green edge. Medium green foliage is wavy and serrated. 2017 Standard (User Database)

Twist 'n' Shout (8285) 07/28/1995 (S. Sorano) Semidouble light pink pansy/red frilled edge. Medium green, ovate, quilted. Semiminiature

1 comment:

  1. I ordered new plants after your email that you had ordered new violets!
    The very next week!
    I decided it was time to begin updating my violet blog, and thought: I should email Laurie to see how her plants are doing.....
    Mine? The week they arrived was hectic, so they sat in their box, with the top open for two days. Then, I had no light set up... so they were in the window (stormy days so no sun) for a week... etc.
    That was in September.... well they are finally growing, but still in the pots they arrived in... the mama leaves all have babies nearly ready to pot up!
    I need to put up another light. :)
    So... I need to get a FC2 list and compare with your list.