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.

The Road to National – Part 2

Welcome to a special episode of All About African Violets!  In “The Road to National – Part 2,” we take a look at the show hopefuls twice more, one week apart.  It’s wonderful to see you all again!

Welcome to My Sunroom

Tips and Treasures

  • It’s “The Road to National, Part 2”  :-)
  • Some of the footage was shot last week – and some was shot this week – wait until you see the difference!

What’s on the Stands?

  • Things are looking pretty good both upstairs and down  :-)

Get the Bail Money Ready!

  • Be sure to check the AVSA website to see what shows are happening in your area.
  • All the National Convention info is up on the AVSA site – I really hope to see you there!

Keep Moving Forward

  • Part 3 of “The Road to National” will be happening at the end of May – you’ll see which plants made it to show and how they did!
  • 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 I

Welcome to a special episode of All About African Violets!  In “The Road to National – Part I,” I share some info about how I make the decision on what plants to choose to focus on for show.  We look at plants in March and the same plants again in April to see the changes, if any.  There’s a look at what’s on the stands, and it’s really good to see you all again  :-)

Welcome to My Sunroom

  • We last saw each other on December the 8th – nearly four months ago.
  • I am so thrilled that people keep finding All About African Violets and watching it – or watching it again!
  • Big thanks to Jeff Hubbard and Jeannie Myers and everyone who has shouted out on FaceBook and directed newer growers to the website :-)

Tips and Treasures

  • It’s “The Road to National, Part I”  :-)
  • Some of the footage was shot about a month ago – and some was shot now.

What’s on the Stands?

  • Yup – I’ve really been limiting my collection . . .

Get the Bail Money Ready!

  • Be sure to check the AVSA website to see what shows are happening.
  • All the National Convention info is up on the AVSA site – I really hope to see you there!

Keep Moving Forward

  • Part II of “The Road to National” will be happening in late April or early May :-)
  • 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!
  • Since the end of regular production, there have been anywhere from 100 – 200 hits on the website DAILY, and we are at 465 (not 265) “likes” on the Facebook page.      THANK YOU!!!!     :-)

All About African Violets is musically sponsored by Ted Yoder.