Monday, February 18, 2008

African Violet Success

Finally I've had a flower from my African Violet - well one of them anyway. My mother in law has great success with hers and it bugs me because she is not a gardener but just has a perfect spot for them. She has given me quite a few that I keep managing to kill, not for the want of trying. I've even borrowed a video from the library on how to care for them.
I had a disaster with some tissue silk and a felting project. It was hanging around in the sewing room and I had a bright idea to hang it up over the window to filter the light.
All of my 4 plants are looking good, but this one in particular is flourishing with beautiful flowers. I am so happy.
This fushia is called Annabelle and I have planted one in all the gardens that I have had. I love it - so delicate and pretty (quite unlike me but still my namesake!)

14 comments:

Jenny said...

Wow! They are gorgeous-I have given up on African Violets-mine always seem to die and I love the delicate fushia-you certainly have a green thumb:)

Stacey said...

I love African Violets but position is everything with them, isn't it?
I never seem to have much success.
Yours are lovely.

Jodie said...

Annie, that felting disaster is perfect where you have it.
Your photos are beautiful as always.

picciolo said...

Hi, thanks for leaving a kind comment on my blog! Your flowers are gorgeous, so are the photos! And I had to laugh as I read further down, as I have a pile of cotton reels I can't throw away either!
: )

Raindrops said...

Hi thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Love the photos

Sheri said...

Once again your flowers are lovely. Seeing them brings my spirit up in here in the frozen north. Wish spring would hurry here.
Sheri

Alison Gibbs said...

African Violets!! It really does seem to be that they flourish when they are in the right spot. Great to see you finally have some success.
Love the fushia, so soft and pretty.
Alison

zoesquid said...

Gee, I'd forgotten how much I like fuschia's. Thanks for reminding me. Perhaps a spot of gardening is in store this weekend.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

I just love African Violets, they are truly stunning....Annie thanks so much for dropping by my blog...

Bren said...

Hi Annie
I have missed your blog. After about 10 hours of thesis writing today, I thought I deserved a quick look and I was rewarded with beautiful images of your garden. Cannot wait to finish this PhD and get into mine!
Nearly there...

Mary said...

Hi Annie - African violet looking great - I know you are 'upside down' to me, but I still can't get used to seeing 'summer flowers' flowering when we've just coming into Spring - also, can't believe you had a 'disaster' with your felt - your projects always seem to turn out perfectly! Your fuschia is beautiful - they remind me of ballet dancers!

M.KATE said...

i love flowers, they are so very pretty, though i am not sure if we have it here, tks a bundle for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

remember grandma elsie's violets, they grew like mushrooms on her kitchen window sill...i think the secret is have them facing east????
big tank...we see...well done
and who is that old grey aunt holding the baby...

thornberry said...

Thanks for this post Annie - my grandmother always grew African Violets, and they always remind me of her (she died over 25 years ago, so I love these reminders).