African Violet & Gesneriad Plant Show & Sale March 23rd - Seattle

Patrick888(z8 SeaTac WA)March 9, 2013

The Seattle African Violet Society and the Puget Sound Gesneriad Society are hosting a free plant show and sale at Swanson's Nursery in North Seattle.
Come and find beautiful African Violets and numerous other members of the Gesneriad plant family, from miniature to large. This is a rare opportunity to see & buy very desirable plants from private collections, at very reasonable prices.

---------------------Save the Date!-------------------------

Saturday March 23rd
Judged Show: Noon - 4 pm
Plant Sales: 9 am - 4 pm

Swanson's Nursery
9701 - 15th Ave. NW
Seattle, WA 98117

For information, email
or contact me.


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I hope you all had good turnout today!

    Bookmark   March 23, 2013 at 6:25PM
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irina_co(z5 CO)


    Bookmark   March 25, 2013 at 2:22PM
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Patrick888(z8 SeaTac WA)

The show & sale appears to have been a big success. There weren't a lot of AV's in the show, but lots of them were offered for sale & they went like hotcakes. During the last hour, all remaining plants & cuttings were reduced to half price, but the pickings were already getting pretty slim by then.

I believe this AV 'Frozen in Time' won the top award in the AV class.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2013 at 3:13AM
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irina_co(z5 CO)

What a nice fresh plant. Who grew it?


    Bookmark   March 28, 2013 at 12:47PM
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Patrick888(z8 SeaTac WA)

I'm told it was grown by Jean Chinn. I took a lot of my pics before the growers' names were revealed and I was sleep deprived...did good if I captured the plant ID info.

I am supplying quite a few pics to Mel Grice to choose from for the GLEANINGS newsletter (Gesneriad Society)...I'm going to need to get some more ID info to send with those pics.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2013 at 1:58PM
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irina_co(z5 CO)

Patrick - it is better to catch fresh plants without grower names - than names, awards = and tired plants. This one looks cool as a cucumber, crunch, crunch.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2013 at 6:14PM
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UrbanDryad(7b southeast exposure)

I've been lurking here forever, just got an account so I could post a link to my pictures from the show:

Here is a link that might be useful: Puget Sound AV Show 2013

    Bookmark   March 31, 2013 at 1:44PM
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Go to the Austin show! You will have so much fun as well as learn so much. Don't hesitate to talk to other growers; you already have much in common so go for it! I have been growing for 40 years and have a Horticulture degree and I am still learning from others. Everyone has a different area of expertise and growing experience and everyone is happy to share their knowledge. You will come away with renewed enthusiasm, knowledge and more violets than you know what to do with!

    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 11:26PM
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