Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A Tale of Two Violets


I love these miniature African violets.  They look so cute in 
little demitasse cups.



There are two different varieties.  The first one has dark green leaves
and this one's leaves are light.





This one blooms all of the time.  As you can see, there are lots of new buds too.




This one has not bloomed since I first brought it home.
I talk to them every day and don't play favorites.  Perhaps the non-bloomer
is just a bit lazy.

I'm feeling lazy too.  Yesterday the temps were in the 80's.  Last night
we had a big wind storm and today it is very cloudy and cold.  I just
want to curl up on the sofa with a cup of tea and watch an old movie.
What do you think Bentley?  Is that okay with you??? Maybe later
we will get ambitious and start making dinner.

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

8 comments:

  1. Maybe Bentley needs to talk to the one not flowering. It might do the trick..they are both so pretty. Leaves are as beautiful as flowers..well, at least I think so..

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  2. very pretty Susan.. you make things looks so soft and etherial..

    not sure why one isnt blooming for you. My grandma had lots of those but I've never had any luck with them..
    it looks very healthy so maybe its just a slow bloomer.

    Hi Bentley~ Sassy, Buffy, Greta and Nadia say HI.. they are on the loveseats watching tv..

    Sonny

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  3. Susan: Sounds like everyone from all over is having their share of bad weather. We had HEAVY Rain last evening along with very LOUD (just ask Buddy) thunder and lightening. Garden fared fairly well with just a few taller plants bent over..Beautiful today, though..Happy Tuesday..Judy

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  4. Lovely cups and violets, Susan! We had storms here, too...in the middle of the night! I love the cool days, though. We will be wishing for them in August! Happy week!...hugs..Debbie

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  5. What a lovely post...about my favorite houseplant!!
    Have you tried fertilizing the stubborn one??
    Sometimes that gives it the little "push" that they need...

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  6. You just might have to put it in a new pot with new fresh soil. A pot that might set in a larger tea cup. If that is the look you want. I had a violet that wouldn't bloom for a year or so. I did this and it bloomed at least once. Good Luck. I think I forget which one it is now. I have some that don't bloom that much and others that never stop. I don't know why.

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  7. I just love mini-violets. I have been looking for some for a year or more, and cannot SEEM to find them around here!
    My big violets are loving the light in my kitchen window--do both of yours get the same light? It can make all the difference as to their blooming.
    Aren't they super-sweet in the teacups? :)

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  8. Hello Susan, you are receiving some wonderful advice I see! Love the violets in the teacups - beautiful pairing!
    Kathy

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