May 29, 2010

Annapolis Valley African Violet Society


Today was the annual Annapolis Valley African Violet Society show, tea, and sale in Middleton, Nova Scotia. Their group is small but, as always, they managed to produce an impressive display of violets and other gesneriads.

The Streptocarpus


I haven't been a member of the group since we moved away from the Valley in 1992 so it was nice to see a few familiar and kindly faces, like Bernice Mahar.

I was able to purchase three varieties of African violet leaves for propagation, four small plantlets, a semi-miniature African violet trailer, and a small streptocarpus plantlet. One of the violet varieties, Suncoast Paisley Print, was a hybrid that I grew years ago and it is nice to have it back again!
A friend once said that gardening (both indoor and outdoor) is a wonderful pastime because it involves so much hope. I agree.

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