Gary’s Out of Africa

Welcome to a special episode of All About African Violets!  In “Gary’s Out of Africa,” Carolee Carter and I visit Gary Mikita.  The sound and light are a little wonky, but I think you will be very surprised to see how Gary grows many of his plants!

Welcome to My Sunroom

  • For once it was a sunny day in the Sunroom!

Tips and Treasures

  • Come with Carolee and me to Portage, Indiana and meet Gary Mikita!

What’s on the Stands?

  • Take a look – and see a disbudding gone wrong  :-(

Get the Bail Money Ready!

Keep Moving Forward

  • Thank you for joining me today!
  • You can still leave questions here on the website and also on the Facebook page, and I encourage you to do so – If I don’t know the answer, I still know someone who will!

All About African Violets is musically sponsored by Ted Yoder.

Meet Carolee Carter!

Welcome to a special episode of All About African Violets!  In “Meet Carolee Carter” I sit down with my dear friend, Carolee – I hope you will enjoy meeting her!

Welcome to My Sunroom

  • I’m not running my mouth this time – we’re going right in to Tips and Treasures!  :-D

Tips and Treasures

  • Meet Carolee Carter – she’s a Senior Judge for the AVSA, and a past president of four different local affiliates actross the country, and a champion grower!

What’s on the Stands?

  • Yup . . . I limited my collection for sure!

Get the Bail Money Ready!

Keep Moving Forward

  • Thank you for joining me today!
  • You can still leave questions here on the website and also on the Facebook page, and I encourage you to do so – If I don’t know the answer, I still know someone who will!

All About African Violets is musically sponsored by Ted Yoder.

Let There Be Light!

Welcome to a special episode of All About African Violets!  In “Let There Be Light!” I take you back to Nashville again where I sit down with Neil Lipson again to talk about lighting.

Welcome to My Sunroom

  • Fall is in the air here!

Tips and Treasures

  • Many of you have asked for more information on lighting.  I hope this interview answers some questions for you.

What’s on the Stands?

  • So much in bloom!!!

Get the Bail Money Ready!

Keep Moving Forward

  • Thank you for joining me today!
  • You can still leave questions here on the website and also on the Facebook page, and I encourage you to do so – If I don’t know the answer, I still know someone who will!

All About African Violets is musically sponsored by Ted Yoder.

It’s Optimara Time!!

Welcome to a special episode of All About African Violets!  In “It’s “Optimara Time!!” I take you back to Nashville again, but this time NOT to the show . . .  !

Welcome to My Sunroom

  • It’s a beautiful day in Chicagoland!

Tips and Treasures

  • It’s Treasure today!  Come with me to the Holtkamp Greenhouses!

What’s on the Stands?

  • I take you on an extended tour of what’s on the stands again this time.

Get the Bail Money Ready!

Keep Moving Forward

  • Thank you for joining me today!
  • You can still leave questions here on the website and also on the Facebook page, and I encourage you to do so – If I don’t know the answer, I still know someone who will!

All About African Violets is musically sponsored by Ted Yoder.

Photography!

Welcome to a special episode of All About African Violets!  In “Photography!” I take you back to Nashville for an interview with Neil Lipson.  There is also an extended look at what’s on the stands!

Welcome to My Sunroom

  • I’m happy to see you again!
  • Thank you for all the “likes” on Facebook  :-)
  • Let’s jump right in to Tips and Treasures!

Tips and Treasures

  • A visit with Dorothy Kosowsky
  • A call from Pat Hancock
  • An interview with Neil Lipson – a basic photography primer!

What’s on the Stands?

  • I take you on an extended tour of what’s on the stands!

Get the Bail Money Ready!

Keep Moving Forward

  • Thank you for joining me today!
  • I hope you’ll start planning NOW for Kansas City in 2015  :-)
  • You can still leave questions here on the website and also on the Facebook page, and I encourage you to do so – If I don’t know the answer, I still know someone who will!

All About African Violets is musically sponsored by Ted Yoder.

Let’s Go to Show!

Welcome to a special episode of All About African Violets!  In “Let’s Go to Show,” I take you back to Nashville for a look at the National show.  I also take you to my kitchen for a look at what happens after convention. . .

Welcome to My Sunroom

  • I’m home from National and home from Illinois
  • Let’s jump right in to Tips and Treasures!

Tips and Treasures

  • Join me for a walk through the National Show, Violet Pickin’ in Tennessee, in Nashville, Tennessee, 2014.
  • And take a look at what happens once I get home.

What’s on the Stands?

  • Wow – I thought you said to Limit your Collection, Annie . . .  ;-D
  • Particularly for judges, it’s important to grow a wide variety of plants, both violets and other gesneriads.

Get the Bail Money Ready!

Keep Moving Forward

  • Thank you for joining me today!  Now it’s time to let things get established and see how they grow :-)
  • I hope you’ll start planning NOW for Kansas City in 2015  :-)
  • You can still leave questions here on the website and also on the FaceBook page, and I encourage you to do so – If I don’t know the answer, I still know someone who will!

All About African Violets is musically sponsored by Ted Yoder.

The Road to National – Part 3

Welcome to a special episode of All About African Violets!  In “The Road to National – Part 3,” we take a look at the show hopefuls as I get ready to head to Nashville.  This is a shorter than usual episode, but there is some good pre-show information that I hope you will enjoy.

Welcome to My <del>Sunroom</del> Hotel Room!

  • I’m here at National and ready to show you the last leg of the journey  :-)

Tips and Treasures

  • It’s “The Road to National, Part 3”  :-)
  • Suckers!!  Yikes!!
  • Packing Up
  • And a quick result in the show room

What’s on the Stands?

  • Things were looking pretty good both upstairs and down when I left town :-)

Get the Bail Money Ready!

  • I spent it . . .  ;-D

Keep Moving Forward

  • So how about it?  I hope you’ll start planning NOW for Kansas City in 2015  :-)
  • You can still leave questions here on the website and also on the FaceBook page, and I encourage you to do so – If I don’t know the answer, I still know someone who will!

All About African Violets is musically sponsored by Ted Yoder.