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African Violet Growing Tips

African Violet Growing Tips

Here’s a couple of my favorite tips for successfully growing African Violets which haven’t been covered in the series on”Re-potting African Violets” or “Dividing African Violets“. First, your African Violets will only be as healthy as the soil you plant them in. I only use Miracle-Gro’s Enriched African Violet Potting Mix. This soil has nutrients […]

Dividing African Violets

Dividing African Violets

Dividing African Violets is really fairly simple, once you get the hang of it! The blue pen is pointing to one of two African Violet plants in this pot. As promised, here’s the ins and outs of dividing African Violets which have self propagated. This pot started with a single plant…and now there are 2. […]

Repotting African Violets ~ Single Pl...

Repotting African Violets ~ Single Plant

Repotting African Violets was originally posted here on Real Country Living ~ August 2008 Many people have a fear of repotting African Violets because they think of these house plants as fragile or dainty.  While the flowers themselves are tiny, the plants that produce them are anything but frail. Don’t Be Afraid of Repotting African […]

Another Wooden Planter

Another Wooden Planter

This is a large, wooden planter box that Wade built just for me…he’s such a good guy! We put this wooden planter in the “Arbor Garden“. 2 of the 4 planting sections in the garden have been hosting some unwanted grass…the kind that shoots runners underground and is impossible to kill by pulling. So I […]

Old Ammo Box

Old Ammo Box

There are lots of things I love about this little vignette. An old, wooden ammunition box Green, wooden wagon seat…also very old Cement stepping stones made by Wade’s late mom and Flowers… Container gardening is probably my favorite. So many cool things around to plant in…no weeding…instant color…put ’em anywhere you need something pretty. Wade’s […]

Common African Violet Problems

Common African Violet Problems

African Violet Problems originally posted here on Real Country Living ~ August, 2009 More African Violet Stuff African Violet problems can plague this popular flowering houseplant, but they are basically simple to keep healthy. In the right conditions, they will reward you with flowers for most of the year and will have very little trouble […]

African Violets ~ Biological Classifi...

African Violets ~ Biological Classification

Originally posted here on Real Country Living~August, 2009 More African Violet Stuff This for all of us who have a need to know the technical names for the plants we grow and love. The biological classification of the more commonly known African Violet plant, is Saintpaulia. It was first discovered in the hills of Tanzania […]

Use Plant Food Every Two Weeks

Use Plant Food Every Two Weeks

Originally posted here on Real Country Living~August, 2008 Outdoor container plantings need sunlight, water and plant food and they will give you beautiful foliage and blooms all summer long. A container’s soil should never be allowed to dry out completely. Sometimes watering is required daily, when the sun it hottest in mid-summer and especially if […]

Country Garden in Containers!!

Country Garden in Containers!!

Originally posted here on Real Country Living~August,  2008   Annual Container Gardens add vibrant color anywhere you place them. Indoor Container Gardening Indoor container gardening is a very large part of this popular method of growing as well. Any home radiates warmth and hospitality when embellished with an assortment of live, fresh greenery. Caring for […]

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