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What was your inspiration? The African violet I bought last fall wasn't blooming at all, so in January I moved it to a table where it sits directly under a fluorescent light. It's been in full flower almost constantly ever since. :)

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Awesome

06/04/2012 Flag

I'm just delighted that I have a healthy houseplant.

06/05/2012 Flag

I don't have a green thumb or anything else green when it comes to growing things. I know African Violets are VERY hard grow and keep alive, blooming, etc so you have managed to ace it. Congrats and LOVE your beautiful violet plant.

06/05/2012 Flag

I grow veggies every summer with varying degrees of success, but I wasn't blessed with the green magic either, so my happy little plant has me thrilled.

06/05/2012 Flag

Love your African Violet. Wish I could get mine to look like that. What is the secret?

06/21/2012 Flag

I think it's the light that shines on it almost all day. I've never had one look this nice before- in fact they usually don't do well at all.

06/21/2012 Flag

Oh this makes me homesick over my African Violets. I had quite a collection happily growing on a butcher's block stand sitting just away from a living room window that received wonderful indirect light. I had to give them all up when we moved to Florida. Unfortunately I have no place at all to suitable for African Violets. I have been happy to discover I can grow orchids! I have several under cover out of the Lanai. They have even rebloomed! Still they aren't African Violets. In my book there's just nothing like them.

11/12/2012 Flag

I have only the one African violet & a philodendron as my larger windows all face north. The African violet sits under a large floor lamp that is on for most of the day and it does very well. I wish I had a large southern window for growing more colorful flowers here where winters are cold and long. Orchids would be heavenly!

11/12/2012 Flag