Saturday, October 17, 2015


My red african violets finally came to life with flowers.  I worried they wouldn't bloom, but they did.  I also put more pictures of the blue and white africian violet.  I am so thrilled they are still alive.  Only water them  on Saturdays, if they need it.  All the rest of africian violets, died.  These are the first I could get to live and I am thrilled.


Tom said...

Oh I like the blue one!

Vanssmomc said...

Beautiful Marilyn! Like the blue one also. Have a wonderful day, Cathy in Webster

Jocelyn Thurston said...

I am an African Violet lover too. Never tire of seeing them and so happy yours are flowering. A joy.

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Tom,

Thank you.


New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Cathy,

Thank you. I am so surprised they are coming out so well.

Hope you have a wonderful day, too,

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Jocelyn,
These are the first African Violets that I haven't killed. I never tire of looking at them either. Am so happy they are flowering, too. They are a joy.


Anonymous said...

Marilyn - You have done wonderfully with your violets! The lighter purple one looks like it may have two plant "crowns" in that pot.....a "two fer"! I have one like that and although it is not symmetrical in shape, the two crowns always seem to compete with each other to see who blooms the most.......Just remember, always water with room temperature water. The care that you have given these plants surely makes them look happy and healthy! In my experience, it seems that the violets with the purple flowers do the best. Enjoy - they are beautiful! Chris

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Chris,
I have to give thanks to Violet Barn in Naples, NY for them coming out so well. When I bought them, I called down there and asked "Ma" (I am old enough to be her mother) what to do. On the blue one she thinks I should take some of those large edge leaves off. She said it will help it grow flowers better. But she said not to let those beautiful leaves go to waste. She told me how to put them in water until they got roots and then plant them in soil. I am afraid. She told me if I was that afraid to bring it to her and she would do it. I haven't done it. I will have to remember to use room temperature water. Have been taking it right from the sink. So far by blue ones have done the best, but I got them both in July, I think. Hope they last for a long time.

Vickie said...

I have had a dark red flowered one for about 10 years. It blooms every spring. I used to have a light pink one with white splotched leaves. That was gorgeous!

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Vickie,
I am so glad to hear that about your red flowered one. There is hope that mine will live. Oh, I bet the pink one was beautiful with the beautiful leaves.


Angela Tucker said...

Beautiful, Marilyn! African violets are one of my favorite! The blue flowers are gorgeous. Have a great day!

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Angela,
African Violets are one of my favorites, too. Glad you like the blue flowers.

Hope you have a great day, too,

Lily said...

African violets remind me of my grandma. She used to have some in her house.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Lily,
Oh, I bet your grandma's were beautiful.