July 21, 2010

Streptocarpus in Bloom

Streptocarpus Bristol's Doo Dah??

In May, I went to the African Violet shows in both Halifax and Middleton and purchased small Streptocarpus plantlets. They are cousins to the African Violet, both being in the gesneriad family. I have never grown them before. The foliage is not symmetrical and it is a tad unruly but, like orchids, the blooms justify having them around.
This was labelled Bristol's Doo Dah but it more closelyy resembles a photo I found on the Web for Bristol's Doo Wop so I am not sure which of the two it is but the bloom is gorgeous.

What to knit on a hot summer's day when the temperature is too high to do anything more strenuous??
A scarf with Nova Scotia sea silk!

Pattern: Montego Bay
Designer: Amy R. Singer
Yarn: Handmaiden Sea Silk (a beautiful Nova Scotia yarn!)
Color: Pale Pink

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