All About African Violets – Episode 3.039 – Once More, With Feeling

Welcome to my Sunroom!

Hi Everyone! I apologize for the delay in getting this episode out today. I had some technical difficulties that have since been resolved!

Tips and Treasures

After the last episode I got a message from Margaret C. about my corytoplectus cuticuensis plant.  Here is what she said: 

“Annie, I watch your videos and they’re great!

I think the leaf shedding problems with the cuticuensis might be that the terrarium it’s in lets too much humidity out. The sides don’t look sealed. If you add a dish of water in with the plant, it might help.”

I got two questions from Sue M.  She said:

“I just finished listening to your latest podcast. Enjoy them very much.

  • You tested for INSV. What were the symptoms that made you think it might be INSV?
  • Why do you dis-bud your violets? How long do you keep them disbudded?” (See Growing to Show, by Pauline Bartholomew!)

See Episode 3.032 for an in-depth discussion of INSV by Joyce Stork and her late husband, Kent Stork.  I realized that I wasn’t clear in that video, so I covered this again for the benefit of clarity.

Get the Bail Money Ready!

There is nothing on the AVSA Events page until January 2020. Please continue to check the AVSA Events page for current and coming events that might be near you!

The 2020 National Convention – Violets Go Hog Wild in Arkansas – will be in Little Rock, Arkansas, Sunday, May 24 – Sunday, May 31, 2020.

Keep Moving Forward

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