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wanted: noids in trade please...

Posted by vivyip 20876 (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 21, 08 at 22:16

Hi, this is the first time I'm posting and I'm a newbie to African Violets. I think I have 3-4 types of African Violets, but practically all of them I think are NOIDs(? I'm really new) I'm sorta hoping to just get a variety. I'm willing to trade some leaves, as long as whatever might be in trade just is different from what I have (http://picasaweb.google.com/vivyip/Violets)

My friend's assistant has several pots and when I asked if I could grab a few of the leaves that she threw into the trash, she said I could cut more...so, my violet phase was reborn. While she had several different types, I didn't know at that time they had names or anything. (Any names are guesses from me based on the AVSA pictures...)

The sorta easy one I ID'd might be a "Hello Sunshine." To me, it's a monster. ^_^ (It's huge!) It's really easy to propagate (2-3 weeks to have roots and a plantlet(?)) and now 5 months later, there are flowers coming out. It grows so easily...

The other two are sorta a surprise for me because at that time I didn't want to know what color...I just chose based on different leaves.

Anyway, I'm easygoing...if you have any leaves that you'd be willing to throw away anyway, I'd be willing to trade what I think is "Hello Sunshine" and mail the leaves in an envelope for a trade. (I'd also appreciate any advice on how to mail leaves in an envelope since my mental image is using a bubble mailer and ziplocs and stuff ^_^)

I'm not sure of the my absolute last one becuase I got that because I was trimming a scientist's violet (it really needed to be repotted and it looked as if it was wearing a bad dress) and it didn't have any blooms, the scientist left the company under bad circumstances (so I couldn't ask) and I thought it was a miniature...It took 6 months to propagate and now I just know it's probably NOT a mini...I'll take a picture when it blooms (how long does that take from the little bud of a flower to actual blooming? oh well)

Anyway, anything I have is up for a trade or a freebie if you're willing to chance on my mailing technique. ^_^

Thank you for reading this and I hope I don't sound too stupid.


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RE: wanted: noids in trade please...

Vivy -

you do not sound stupid at all- you sound like you have a green thumb and very soon you will have a growing collection.

It is practically impossible to find the name of the plant if you didn't have it named from the very beginning - and there will always be a doubt if it is actually a Sunshine or one of several dozen lookalikes.

The way to send leaves - ziplock baggies - inflated - and a box. No envelopes - they will get squashed.

We all started with no-names and it is great that you have such a green touch. Eventually you will be interested in getting named varieties and creating the collection.

In my personal opinion extra NOIDs should be shared with friends and neighbours, given as gifts and donated to the nursing homes. There so many gorgeous named varieties - look at avsa.org Photographs - and you will discover something you just MUST have. Look at the "Affiliates" - they have a list of clubs - if there is a one in your vicinity - you may be interested to visit their meeting or show, may be even join - and that the place where people share knowledge and cuttings. You will get lots of leaves - believe me.

Good luck

i.


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RE: wanted: noids in trade please...

Hi vivyip,
Are you still looking for African Violet leaves? I have lots. I have too many that is for sure. I would love to have some of the Warm Sunshine if you still have it. Email me if you are interested and we will talk.
Always looking for new friends,
Carladawn


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RE: wanted: noids in trade please...

i have a lavender and white one that according to pictures is either cora or sami. please describe what you have?


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