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starting over need leaves or plantlets to buy

Posted by lotsaplants Az zone 9 (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 14, 14 at 20:52

Anyone who can help? Don't necessarily need named ones...but boy do I have the urge. Weather is great here right now in Phoenix, so need to get them before the heat hits!
Thanks! Sharon


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RE: starting over need leaves or plantlets to buy

Take a look at Jack's Violets on e-bay.

Also, Lyndon Lyon and Bloomlovers.


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RE: starting over need leaves or plantlets to buy

Jo's African Violets is in Texas (never ordered but heard they were all right).

I believe Travis is shipping (GA)

For no-names, I get Optimaras at Lowe's. I think they are ramping up production of Tennessee II because I got that one and it's very nice.

Diana


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RE: starting over need leaves or plantlets to buy

Will check Lowe's when i get a chance altho ours don't carry Optimaras. Home Depot has had NO AVs for quite awhile, but I will go check again. Maybe a florist or a nursery...and when I get them going again I now have cats so will have to enclose them somehow....maybe one of my old aquariums....hmnn...shall have to think about this, lol.


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Hi I have ordered from Jo's. IMO, these are more for the "specialist." For plants that arrive in the right size pot and potting medium that are often in bloom, well grown, even for a starter plant, I recommend Lyndon Lyon. Their own hybrids are usually easy to grow. Be sure to "read the fine print" as some get too large. Better to start with four than ten. If you send me an email, I can send you small starters that are duplicates of leaves that produced a lot. However, often African Violets and cats are not a good combination, as you probably have been reading on other threads. Joanne


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Thanks for your help. Found a couple of noids (very pretty) at a local nursery. It's been so long since I had AVs that i had to think what those letters stood for. Got some perlite to go into my mix and got them repotted up on wicks and under lights. Yeah, I'm having fun. Of course I'll have to put down some leaves...do I still have solo cups???. I remember there was a website with descriptions and pics of many AVs...not the Optimara site...can anybody help me with that? Boy have I ever forgotten a lot...might have something to do with my age...lol..


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Found the site...it's the AVSA page. and I'm off and running...lol...


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No, it's not our age because we forget that too ;)

Glad you found some to have fun with.

Diana


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Rachel's reflections site has a wealth of information.

Linda

Here is a link that might be useful: Rachel's Reflection


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Thanks...had forgotten Rachel's Reflections...glad she's still lhere!


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Rachel passed on. To respect her legacy, those her knew her and her family keep the website up. Joanne


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lotsaplants, I found some nice violets at Walmart recently for around $3.50. lots of different colors, and in good shape.


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lotsaplants: I am in Arizona also. Cottonwood has home depot, Basha's, Walmart. Once in a while there will be an African violet or two but not often. I managed to find a total of 6 mostly out of bloom, bedraggled, three years ago . Now I am down to two and HD/WM don't have any so I am buying online. When HD/WM get them in, it will be as usual, one variety in two colors, one pink, one blue.So many more choices online.


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