where to buy AV

linda_6May 26, 2011

I went to Lowes but I didn't see any there. Are they sold at a certain time of year?

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aviolet6(7)

It's easiest to find them in early spring and then again in fall, although some Lowe's stores sell them indoors year round. You can order AV plants and leaves online pretty much any time except late fall and winter.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2011 at 3:21PM
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linda_6

Thank you aviolet6. My daughter gave me a gift certificate to Lowes because she knows I go there a lot for flowers. I checked indoors and didnt' see any. I'll keep checking back and if not I may just have to go to a florist to buy one.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2011 at 3:39PM
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birdsnblooms

Linda, stay away from florists. Like aviolet6 says, there are many online nurseries.
If you prefer big box stores like Lowe's, Home Depot usually has violets.. Here they're sold year round.
Since you have a gift card call Lowes weekly to ask if they'll be getting violets in.
Do you have a Jewel's Grocery nearby? They usually have violets in stock.

But if you're looking for a certain type of violet, your beest bet is shopping online.

Violet Barn/Robs Violets
Violet gallery
Lyndon Lyons

I've ordered violets from all three nurseries..'3+ yrs ago.' I believe all three nurseries had nice plants.
Good luck, hope you find a beautiful violet. Toni

    Bookmark   May 27, 2011 at 1:51PM
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GrowHappy(z7 MD)

Online from one of the reputable vendors is your best bet. Lyndon Lyons, The Violet Barn (Rob's Violets) and even eBay. One of my favorite eBay vendors is The Green Mule. He is Fred from Florida, and sells mainly mini and semi-mini AVs.

Box store violets are often riddled with thrips- public enemy number one for AVs.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2011 at 6:07PM
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aegis1000

I agree with growhappy.

Mail-order is your best bet for healthy pest-free violets.

I'd recommend Lydon Lyons for the largest plants.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2011 at 8:23PM
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linda_6

Thank you all for the comments. I think I will definitely go online instead of Lowes.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2011 at 2:22PM
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aviolet6(7)

good luck! you will want to buy tons once you see the pictures!!!

    Bookmark   June 1, 2011 at 11:15AM
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fred_hill(6)

Another solution is to look around your area to see if there are any clubs that are having a show or sale. You can check on the AVSA site to find clubs in your area then contact them to find out if they are having a show and sale sometime soon. Or you can check the vendor section of the AVSA site.
Fred in NJ

Here is a link that might be useful: African Violet Society of America

    Bookmark   June 5, 2011 at 6:45PM
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fred_hill(6)

Another solution is to look around your area to see if there are any clubs that are having a show or sale. You can check on the AVSA site to find clubs in your area then contact them to find out if they are having a show and sale sometime soon. Or you can check the vendor section of the AVSA site.
Fred in NJ

Here is a link that might be useful: African Violet Society of America

    Bookmark   June 5, 2011 at 7:07PM
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