2018-2019 Issues

Back issues VioletsFun newsletter:

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Brief highlights of each issue shown below:

No. 47 – January 2018: Care and repotting of Primulina.
No. 48 – February 2018:  Symptoms of overwatering.  Florescent lighting comparisons.
No. 49 – March 2018:  The icy grip of winter.  Leaf cuttings. What’s that white residue on leaves?  Dealing with Episcia stolons.
No. 50 – April 2018:  New listings of Saintpaulia species.  Rochester GardenScape review.  When and how to repot African violets.  Growing Kohleria.
No. 51 – May 2018:  Preview of AVSA convention.  Plantlets growing beneath soil surface.  Drooping outer leaves.
No. 52 – June 2018:  Highlights of AVSA convention show.  Potting up violets into larger pots–removing soil, grooming beforehand.
No. 53 – July 2018:  Gesneriad Society convention show.  Plants wilting after repotting.  Rooting leaves without stems.
No. 54 – August 2018:  Difficulty growing variegated miniatures in cooler temperatures.  Pruning of small houseplants.
No. 55 – September 2018:  Can I resuscitate my Sinningia?  Violets in self-watering pots–can the soil be allowed to dry?
No. 56 – October 2018:  Adding drainage material to bottom of pot–is it necessary?  How close together should violets be grown?  How to tell if soil is dry enough to water.
No. 57 – November 2018:  Making extra cuts in leaves for propagation.  Violets growing crowded with bunched leaves–how to prune or thin out foliage.
No. 58 – December 2018:  Is “mother leaf” necessary for plants to develop?  Can it be reused in propagation?

No. 59 – January 2019:  How much cold will violets tolerate?  Proper wick size for pots.
No. 60 – February 2019:  Judging proper watering amount.  Propagating–why are leaves rotting?
No. 61 – March 2019:  Growing a violet in water–repotting in soil?  Repotting violet with long neck–is rooting hormone needed?
No. 62 – April 2019:  How often to repot violets?  Bagging violets after repotting.  Repotting Episcias–removing leaves and stolons?
No. 63 – May 2019:  Opinions on foliar feeding.  Proper lighting for terrarium.
No. 64 – June 2019:  AVSA Convention show highlights.  How to prune African violets.  Removing spent Streptocarpus blooms.  Wick watering Streptocarpus.
No. 65 – July 2019:  Gesneriad Society convention show highlights.  Pruning and repotting overgrown trailing violets.  Light meters and how much light is needed for African violets.
No. 66 – August 2019:  Renovations at Violet Barn.  Unusual houseplant–Hedera helix ‘Willie’.  Self watering pots and fungus gnats.  Using perlite and vermiculite in soil.
No. 67 – September 2019:  Ceropegia linearis.  Removing glasshouse at Violet Barn.  Unusual houseplant–Ficus ‘Lance Leaf’.  Resuscitating an overheated violet.  What’s a ‘soilless’ mix?
No. 68 – October 2019:  Great reference book: You Can Grow African Violets.  More on glasshouse removal.  Unusual houseplant–Microphylla heteroclita.  Growing violets in a fish tank.  Problems getting self watering pots to process water.
No. 69 – November 2019:  Unusual houseplant–Streptocarpus thompsonii.  Way are centers on violets turning dry and grey, and new buds dying?
No. 70 – December 2019:  Young violet growers at the Charter School of Applied Technologies.  Unusual houseplant– Polypodium aureum Mandaianum.  Why are there patches on my African violet’s leaves?  How to keep miniature violets small.