This Charlie Brown cartoon appeared in the Comic pages a few weeks ago and I thought it fit my feelings perfectly. Waiting for African Violet plants to grow from the very beginning takes great patience!
I did get one more order of leaves put in to BloomLovers at the end of September, edging my collection number away from unlucky 13.
Finally, there are little baby leaves popping up through to the surface of most of my 19 attempts at new life. I lost just one leaf and luckily Bloomlovers included 2 of each variety in that order.
I'm afraid they are still along way from being removed from their mother leaf. By Spring
The updated list:
Bogeyman (5071) 10/06/1982 (R. Scott) Semidouble red-purple/thin darker edge. Variegated, plain, quilted. Semiminiature (DAVS 830, TX Hyb)
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
Jolly Eyes (9906) 03/07/2008 (H. Pittman) Semidouble pink/fuchsia eye. Medium green, plain, pointed. Semiminiature (DAVS 1643, TX Hyb)
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
Mickey Mouse (H. Inpijn) Double dark blue. Dark green, pointed/red back. Miniature (Western)
Midnight Rascal (8259) 07/28/1995 (S. Sorano) Semidouble medium blue pansy/raspberry frilled edge. Medium green, ovate, quilted/red back. Semiminiature
Ness' Angel Eyes (7463) 01/02/1991 (D. Ness) Semidouble pale pink ruffled pansy/fuchsia eye. Medium green, quilted. 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
Rob's Cool Fruit (8608) 05/31/1997 (R. Robinson) Double white pansy/rose-pink edge. Crown variegated medium green, white and yellow, pointed, serrated. Semiminiature
Sugar Bear Blues (7183) 09/05/1989 (D. Ness) Semidouble-double medium blue. Medium green, plain, pointed/red back. Semiminiature
Tequila Rose (10927) 08/30/2017 (P. Sorano/Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses) Single-semidouble rose-pink two-tone pansy/raspberry frilled edge. Medium green, quilted. Standard
Tiger Trail (6897) 07/13/1988 (P. Harris) Double bright fuchsia/pale pink back. Variegated, quilted, glossy. Standard trailer (Western)
Tropical Sunrise (User Database)
Twist 'n' Shout (8285) 07/28/1995 (S. Sorano) Semidouble light pink pansy/red frilled edge. Medium green, ovate, quilted. Semiminiature