New to Posting, been lurking around the forum
Hi, I just wanted to introduce myself. I've been lurking around the AV forum for some time now, but haven't really posted. I've loved African Violets since I was a child, and I have several plants in my home. They are such a joy to me, especially in winter when nothing much is blooming outside.
I'd love to start talking with fellow AV lovers about this beautiful plant. I have about 30 or so plants in my house now (lost count!), most of them are "babies" rooted from three or so parent plants. Whenever the plants start getting new crowns, I can't bear to throw them away, so I put them in little pots. The result: more violets than I can deal with!
I've given many away, and I even used them as centerpieces on the tables at my wedding.
What I'd like to get into now is growing rarer varieties, and different varieties from the ones I have now (all no ID's started from supermarket plants). Although, one I have is an interesting dwarf variety that everyone thinks is so lovely.
My first quest is going to be finding blue varieties. I read the post on finding a true blue AV, but none of the suggestions seem to be available from AV retailers like Violet Barn. Any suggestions from what is currently available from Violet Barn?
Thanks! And I have been loving your photos and reading about your AV experiences.