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