Growing Violets outdoors in Florida ?
Perhaps this has been talked about before in older postings,but I have a question and some thoughts about growing african violets in Florida.
My question is: Has anyone grown african violets outside in Florida?
I am not talking about directly planting them in the ground , but growing them in pots in a protected location away from the hot sun , and in an area with good air circulation.
I plan on moving to St. Petersburg Fl. one day and will be bringing all of my violets with me.
I know that the Tampa Bay area does have a tropical like climate , but it`s winters are on the cool side , so those few months would be too cold for them.
Here in southern New England , our Summers are a bit hot and humid and my violets grow quite well on the window sills with windows always open. I do not use AC.
I figure that if they do well here in the Summer months, why not outdoors in Florida , provided that they are brought indoors during the cooler months.