New, Aug 1 AV's

birdsnbloomsAugust 1, 2008

Okay, I planned on ordering 'one' AV, Tiger..Well, choosing one plant is impossible..Another reason is because paying 12.00+ for shipping isn't economical, especialy if you order one plant here and there..Shipping is 12.75 despite the number of plants you get. (Isn't that a great excuse?) LOL

AV's came from Violet Gallery.

My new babies:

Cherokee Trail

Jean Pierre Croteau

Live Wire

Ma's Watermelon

Ma's Winter Moon (free gift)

Playful Spectrum

Tiger

Tommie Lou

That's it..It's definate I'm donating Philodendrons to the local conservatory. It's difficult, but trying to squeeze philos and Av's in the LR south windows is out of the question.

Philos will do much better in a green house conservatory anyway. I have one, (don't know its botanical or common name) that was bought in the mid 90's, potted in a 4" container. It's now over 20' tall, wrapped around five moss poles. Wound and rewound, and rereround. Some leaves are 10-12" long..if grown in a big area, the leaves will be two to three times larger. It's too heavy to move around, which is another problem.

Anyway, I was really happy when my order arrived today. Very happy..maybe it's the time of year, but shipping was quick. The order was placed Mon.

I've decided to sort AV's by size. Each shelf will hold Large, a second shelf, Standards..Only have 2 mini's, (found a mini (deep purple flowers) at the grocery store last wk.)

I'm hoping, one day, my Tiger will look like the one posted by M3..

BTW, how long does an AV take to grow the size posted by M3? Approximately? Thanks, Toni

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lucille(Houston)

Looks like you scooped up a great group of AVs. I can't wait to see Tiger take over, lol!

    Bookmark   August 1, 2008 at 4:56PM
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barbara_in_la(So. Cal.)

Hi, Toni!

Do you have photos to share of your new plants? I also placed an order with Violet Gallery a few days ago and mailed my check to them yesterday. Sounds like you have some nice ones!

Thanks,
Barbara

    Bookmark   August 1, 2008 at 6:17PM
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birdsnblooms

Lucille, LOL..same here..I don't know what the person did to grow such a huge AV, but whatever, I would love to learn his/her secret..LOL

Hey Barb..I'll take pics and 'try' posting. My husband updated his computer from XL to Vista..since, my pics work different. But I'll try figuring how to dl..If I can't dl here on Gw, I'll try adding to my website..If that doesn't work, I may have to email directly to you. LOL Don't you love when men 'play' w/their toys??? Sheesh.
Do you want me to take one pic per plant, or all together? Toni

    Bookmark   August 1, 2008 at 8:32PM
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barbara_in_la(So. Cal.)

Hi, Toni!

Whether it's one pic per plant or all together, whatever is easy for you!! I like looking at other people's plants!

Thanks again!
Barb

    Bookmark   August 1, 2008 at 8:37PM
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m3rma1d(inside)

"LOL..same here..I don't know what the person did to grow such a huge AV, but whatever, I would love to learn his/her secret..LOL"

You joined the Violet Reflections Forum, but have you read anything on there yet? The person who grew the Tiger in the pic I posted here (the guy holding the plant) is a member there, and has talked some on there about how he gets such big plants. He's also very willing to answer questions about it.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2008 at 11:33PM
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birdsnblooms

Hi M3, I've gone to VR, but when I click on a topic, not much happens. I dont know if it's my computer or VR.
For instance, when I click on Chat 1, a log pops up. Is that supposed to happen?
For ex:
Say I click on chat 1. This is what I get.
First, there are a groupd of topics, like Variegated Av's.
Then.
07/7/05 (time) 'X'__IL logs in at [207.43.75.34]
07/7/05 (time) 'X'__IN logs in at [172.147.34.252]
Same info as above...(date/time) early again, 'name'
This is what I get no matter which chat I click on.
Is that what's supposed to happen?

Barb. I'm trying to figure how to transfer pics from camera to computer..LOL..My husband updated his computer from XL to Vista, and now my pics won't dl..If anyone knows what I have to do, please let me know. Thanks.
I've been trying to figure it out more than an hour, sigh..Toni

    Bookmark   August 2, 2008 at 1:16PM
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birdsnblooms

Barbara in LA: hope this works..If not I'll try another way..I also took individual pics of each new AV..
If this picture works, the left side is a bit blurry, there was a smudge on lens..Toni

    Bookmark   August 2, 2008 at 1:59PM
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birdsnblooms

Here's a picture of Tiger..One day, (about 20 yrs from now) this plant may be 30"+ diameter..LOL. Right..Toni

    Bookmark   August 2, 2008 at 2:03PM
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barbara_in_la(So. Cal.)

Wow, those are fantastic!! Your Tiger has beautiful leaves!! Is it also located on the lower left hand side of your first photo? I love the different leaf colors of your choices... Thank you so much for taking the time to do this! Barbara

    Bookmark   August 2, 2008 at 4:47PM
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birdsnblooms

Hi Barbara..thanks, so much. I took pics of the new AV's grouped together, which is why yo saw Tiger in both pics..I didnt know if it'd come out.
The last bunch of pics taken had a blur, I'm hoping it was from the smudge and not a broken camera..
Which plants did you order from VG? Toni

    Bookmark   August 2, 2008 at 5:16PM
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barbara_in_la(So. Cal.)

look huge (compared to the plants I received from Rob's); I can't wait to receive my AVs from VG!! I really love the simplicity of the species; so my order from VG consist of all species:

S. Botanika, S. Brother Paddy, S. tongwensis, S. Cha Simba, S. pendula var. kizarae, S. pendula var. 'S.T. Iverson', S. Sigi Falls, S. tongwensis "Uppsale Clone', S. magungensis var. minima, S. ionantha, S. ionantha 'Mather Clone', S. confusa, S. confusa "Mather Clone", S. difficilis #2, S. grotei, S. grotei 'Protzen'.

I think most are all warm-growing. Barbara

    Bookmark   August 2, 2008 at 6:00PM
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terrilou

Barbara, Nice to find another species lover. I find their "natural" look so refreshing compared to the highly developed hybrids. (but of course, I like them too!) My favorite species is perhaps brevipilosa, mostly for the velvety feel of the leaves. Hope you enjoy your purchases from the VG. Terri

    Bookmark   August 3, 2008 at 11:01AM
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barbara_in_la(So. Cal.)

Hi, Terri! I have brevipilosa #10, and I like the shape of the leaves! My favorite right NOW is velutina for color and shape and fuzzy on the leaves! I have both the regular and the lite. :) Barbara

    Bookmark   August 3, 2008 at 12:22PM
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m3rma1d(inside)

"Hi M3, I've gone to VR, but when I click on a topic, not much happens. I dont know if it's my computer or VR.
For instance, when I click on Chat 1, a log pops up. Is that supposed to happen? "

By the sounds of it, you are going to www.violetreflections.com, the VR homepage which has just a lot of older archive stuff..

You need to go to www.violetreflectionsforum.com, that's where the forum is.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2008 at 1:50PM
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birdsnblooms

Good Afternoon..What are brevipilosa and velutinas?

Barbara, what does the S stand for?

M3, I clicked on the link you posted. I'll try the second link and hope it works..if so, it'll go on Bookmarks. Thanks, Toni

    Bookmark   August 3, 2008 at 5:49PM
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larry_b(Zone5/CO)

Hi Toni,

S stands for Saintpaulia which is the latin name for African Violet.

Larry

    Bookmark   August 3, 2008 at 6:21PM
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birdsnblooms

Oh Lol, Larry..I thought it was a type of AV. An abbreviation. For instance, Robs = R or Ma's = M.
I've never heard of the species Barbara listed.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2008 at 6:56PM
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barbara_in_la(So. Cal.)

Hi, Toni!

Terri and I were talking about african violet species. These are just two: brevipilosa and velutina. I hope it's okay for me to post this link; they have plant/flower photos of them:

http://www.gesneriads.ca/gensaint.htm

Barbara :)

    Bookmark   August 3, 2008 at 7:03PM
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larry_b(Zone5/CO)

Hi Barbara,

It's no problem posting Ron Myhr's gesneriad website. Here is a hot link for those who would like to visit it.

http://www.gesneriads.ca/gensaint.htm

    Bookmark   August 3, 2008 at 9:39PM
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