Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Nortex's Petticoat Haven

Nortex's Petticoat Haven (4800) 05/05/1982 (Nortex/B. Johnson) Double light pink frilled. Pointed, quilted. Standard (TX Hyb)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

I grew this NOID

Last January I was in a local nursery when I spied their African Violets.  I hadn't been to anything club oriented yet but I've loved violets for years, so I took a look.  They were all large and expensive (compared to what I'd seen so far at Home Depot), so I limited myself to just one.  I picked a gorgeous two-toned purple violet but there was a loose leaf laying in the tray that looked like it belonged to another violet that I thought was interesting but I decided that time around would stay there.  Since I was buying a violet anyway, I tucked the leaf into the plant that I did purchase and brought it home for propagation.  That leaf languished for awhile but has been highly prolific (4 babies from this batch) and is currently down for her second set of babies, with another 3 or 4 babies on growing now.  

The violet below is one of the first two babies.  Beautiful dark purple blossoms with girl leaves.  She may be a NOID but I'll definitely be keeping at least one of these. :)