Care and Exhibiting
Articles on growing and exhibiting:
“Episcias: Lovely Plants with Lovely Leaves” From VioletsFun issue #8
“Discovering Streptocarpus” A lecture originally presented at the 1998 African Violet Society of America Convention Show in Sacramento, California. Appears in VioletsFun issue #7.
“Fine Tuning Your Showplants” An article that originally appeared in the Empire Violet Magazine, in September, 1990. It has been rewritten, appearing in VioletsFun #6, and reflects our growing environment in 1990.
“Provide ‘Living Shade’ For Your Plants” First appeared as an original article in VioletsFun issue #7. Reprinted in numerous other publications.
“Some Suggestions for Keeping Miniature Violets Miniature” Originally appeared in the Empire Violet Magazine, in March, 1987. Since repeated in numerous other publications, including VioletsFun #4. The subject might be a bit dated, given the quality of today’s hybrids, but the cultural advice contained in the article is timeless.
“Some Notes on Trailing African Violets” Notes from a lecture originally presented at the Mid-Atlantic AVS Convention Show, November 1996. Reprinted in numerous other publications. Appears inVioletsFun issue #12.
“Knowing Your Violets: Basic Flower Types” Knowing the terms that hybridizers use, and learning the characteristics of different flower types can help us in selecting violets. From VioletsFun issue #2.
“Natural Planting Made Easy” Basics in miniature landscapes made on natural materials. Excerpted from workshops presented in spring of 1998 by Olive