Thursday, August 10, 2006


African violets Posted by Picasa

3 comments:

Sigrun said...

Hi Snappy, we say Usambaraveilchen!

Sigrun

steven said...

Pretty African Violets, my Mother tries to grow them, but she's got a black thumb and kills the poor things.

snappy said...

Hi Sigrun, that is a big word for a great plant.Im sure it was a german doctor found them and brought them from East Africa...
Steven, Im pretty good at keeping them alive.These flowers are the fourth or fifth flourish.I have kept triming off dead flowers and damaged leaves.
I want more though with different flowers.My fav which i want to see was Saintpaulia Fancypants, a mini flowering one.It was sold in the 1970's, but by 2002 the British African Violet society put out an SOS for it.They hoped somebody would have one growing on a windowsill.I dont know if they ever found a fancypants!!