All About African Violets – Episode 3.022 – Polar Vortex

Welcome to my Sunroom

Hi Everyone! 

Come on in to my sunroom.  We’ve just gone through a brutal polar vortex here in Chicagoland.  Thankfully my furnaces did yeoman’s service and all has been well and warm in my house.

Tips and Treasures

The outline on how I go about limiting my collection is now online on the website.  It’s set up in two posts.

  • My collection is now down to 31 varieties.  I found a few more plants that I could let go.
  • With spring shows on their way, if you are growing for show, NOW is the time to be making some decisions and doing some repotting in preparation for entering your plants!
  • There is an excellent Pre-Show Schedule in Pauline Bartholomew’s Growing to Show.

I want to take you back to National today to meet my friend and mentor, Diane Miller.  She is from SoCal, and is a well-known expert in the growing of minis and semis.  She is a teacher by trade, and has shared her knowledge with so many people.  I hope you will enjoy meeting her!

A Look at the Stands

I think you are going to notice today that one or two things are gone (yes – primulina Aiko is gone, and I could no longer waste my time, energy, and shelf space on Knight Rider – a plant that has never been happy in my growing conditions.  And yes, my LED lighting experiment has ended with my switching back to old-school T-12 fluorescent gro-light tubes.

Get the Bail Money Ready

Convention Info is up on the AVSA website now!!  Dates are 26 May – June 2, 2019, in Houston, TX.

Spring Shows are on their way!!

Please check the AVSA Events page for current and coming events that might be near you.

Keep Moving Forward

Thank you for joining me today, and thank you for the star ratings and reviews on iTunes and Facebook, and for the generous donations you have made via Paypal to help keep the podcast going.  I so appreciate this!

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