Friday, March 18, 2011

Even Fred Is In Bloom.... :o)

I love my Sylvia.

If you visit me regularly you will have read about Sylvia here and learned who started this African Violet for me. So its special. This picture was 18 months ago with all 4 plants snug in one red pot.

Three of them were constantly in flower and the 4th one finally started to bloom just when I decided to separate the plants. The pot was so full. I named one "Bonnie" and gave it to my mom, "Clyde" became my eldest son Geoff's. The 4th one "Fred" stayed in the pot with my Sylvia. :o) (who else would name their plant?)

The 3 have bloomed beautifully since then, even my mom's at her house. Geoff's plant is still here but with the warmer weather he'll take it soon.

Sylvia stopped flowering for the past few weeks. (Fred hadn't started yet)

Doesn't Geoff's look full of flower....

My "Sylvia" has just started with little buds large enough for me to see
peeking from under her leaves.

See here....

and another one under here....

and yet another peeking here....

AND look really close where all the leaves are joining....even Fred has its first flower again finally! Must be they are loving the longer and sunny days.

Sometimes it doesn't take much to delight me. But on the other hand I'm loving how much smiling I do as I admire the blooms. That has to be delightful.
Even Abby was delighted to be in this picture..

Have a delightful day too...Judi xoxo
(Just so you know I don't name plants. I continued naming these because I had named the big and old original plant.....Matilda)


Kim's Treasures said...

I love flowering houseplants! It's so much fun watching for buds! Enjoy your pretty blooms!

Pam Kessler said...

I have the worst luck with African Violets, so I am excited to see yours blooming again. I think it's cute you name them!

Theresa said...

You have to have a special touch to grow African Violets AND get them to bloom:) Yours are gorgeous and isn't it the best feeling to see a little bloom pop out! Have a blessed evening, HUGS!

Anonymous said...

Hi Judi! There you go again being marvelous! You can craft, make soap, cook and now you've got a green thumb! :)
Your plants look so healthy and green! Now I love it that you've named them!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Laura's Rose Garden said...

Good morning Judi,
Your African Violets are darling. How do you keep them blooming? I have three and they are very miserly with their flowers!!!
My Clivia however is in full bloom!!! My mother gave it to me many years ago. It is a bay from her ancient plant.
I read the post about Sylvia. It is a lovely story. I cherish shared plants!!
I have a suggestion for your Donkey's Tail. I have a couple of vintage wooden ashtray stand. When the handle is removed the stand makes a fabulous plant stand. It would allow the tails to hang down nicely.
Drop in to my blog when you get a chance. I am working so much lately that my blog is greatly lacking in posts. But I am in the process now of posting about my Clivia.
Warm hugs, Laura

Julie said...

I love "other" members of the family!!! The blooms (and leaves too) are so pretty!!! I used to collect them, but switched to succulents one day...hmmmm...

pchickki said...

Amazing Judi, these little lovelies are blooming and happy that they have you as their Mommy and that you have named them. What a sweet thing to do.
Big hugs to you

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