Friday, May 20, 2011

African Violets

My African Violets seem to know what season it is. More daylight has given them a little hint.

I love the two-colour, mottled flowers on this one.

Purple, but not the darkest.

 Another little flower about to open on this delicate, periwinkle blue violet. It's too bad the photo does not do the colour justice.

A lady that used to belong to my quilt guild gave me a leaf one day (she belonged to a group of violet lovers that showed off their plants) and it has been with me for years.

This one is much richer in colour. The 'regular' purple violet.

And lastly, this one is finished blooming. Note the kitty hair on the leaves...

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful flowers. I'm a horrible person what comes to flowers and gardening. I manage to kill all plants that comes too near our house...

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  2. I have to admit I laughed out loud when I read about the kitty hair on the leaves - my violets are covered in it!

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  3. Lovely all those different colors!
    Have a great weekend!

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  4. I LOVE African violets - the only plant I can grow! I used to have a shelf full of them in a window, and they bloomed constantly. Also covered with kitty hair, lol. Love that blue one!

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  5. I kill off African Violets just by looking at them. These look like, looked after and loved little guys. :-) XXX

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  6. haven't had any violets around for years now.... but, my sis usually has lots.... and they bloom like crazy..she has a very green thumb.... yours are lovely...

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  7. Oh you are such a good mother to your violets- mine are hanging by a thread!

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  8. Hi Dolores,

    I love your pretty African violets and all the different colours.
    My Mother used to grow them well.

    Happy weekend
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  9. Beautiful blooms. Are you going to incorporate some of these beautiful photos into s quilt?

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  10. very pretty...I have a hanging basket full to the brim with viola, they love the sunshine too.

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