All About African Violets – Episode 3.041 – Consistent Care

Welcome to my Sunroom

Hi Everyone! 

Consistent care is the topic for today!

The last time we sat down together was on December 1st . . .  As many of you known I had a respiratory infection, and the cough that came along with it was so brutal that I just could not film for the 15th.  Then, I thought I would try to film for the 22nd, but I was still coughing like mad, and since December had 5 Sundays, I intended to try for the 29th.  Unfortunately, I had a crown on a tooth where a nerve started firing in earnest two days before Christmas.  Turns out the tooth was abscessed and I had to have a root canal on the day after Christmas. 

So, that’s my tale of woe  :-D That, and I got the number of the podcast wrong :-D

Information on the memorial service the Richard Nicholas, who was the immediate past president of the AVSA is as follows:

Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Campus of Texas Woman’s University in Hubbard Hall
Denton, TX

Tips and Treasures

It’s a new year and a new decade, but nothing has changed about how best to care for our violets. 

So today I talk to you about consistent care and what happens when you’re not able to be consistent.  Yes, you should hear me say “Limit Your Collection” somewhere in here  :-D

A Look at What’s on the Stands

You haven’t seen the stands since November 17th! Today there is a good, in-depth look at how little has been going on, and further discussion about consistent care, particularly as it pertains to watering.

If you’re following the podcast on Instagram, you saw what happened to my petrososmea kerrii and my coryteplectus cutucuensis . . . We’ll be following my attempts to revive/start over with these in the coming weeks.

Get the Bail Money Ready!

I am SUPEREXCITED to share with you that I will be speaking at the 2020 AVSA National African Violet Convention in Little Rock!  I will be speaking during the time that the show is being judged, so if you are not judging, I hope you will register for:

African Violets 101:  Wait!!  It’s Not Just for Beginners!

Are you new to growing African violets? Would you like to learn what’s new since you learned to grow however-many years ago? Would you like a little history lesson about violets thrown in for good measure? THIS is the presentation for you!!!  While everyone else is judging the show, join Annie Rieck, the host of the All About African Violets podcast, for a fun-filled presentation that will have you growing plants in no time at all!  You never know what Annie has up her sleeve to share with you – all we can tell you at press time is that laughter will be involved and Annie will leave plenty of time for Q&A!

There are no events on the AVSA website in the next couple of weeks.

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.

Some of you have recently made very generous donations via the Paypal donation button on the web page. You guys know who you are and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are directly responsible for the podcast being able to stay on the air for another year. THANK YOU!!!! Every little bit helps, you guys, so if this is something you have considered, it will be most appreciated and put to good use.

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