Monday, March 7, 2011

Guess What's Blooming?

Less than a month ago, I did a post, here,  about violets and how mine had not bloomed in forever!

I think they just wanted to be featured on my blog, because guess what bloomed over the weekend?
No, I didn't do anything different to them.  And they both started blooming.  Go figure!

Last time I look I had 649 followers.  When we reach 650, the giveaway begins....

Also besides working in the studio on a couple of commission pieces this week, I am going to start one of my projects on my side bar...I can't wait to get going!
Welcome Home,
Penny

27 comments:

  1. Hi Penny!
    I have the exact same color of African violets! I've found they do well when they get indirect sunlight and are kept moist (aiways water under the leaves)

    I traveled to Australia last week so I'm catching up today. I'm glad to read your are almost healed! Fabulous news! Your weight loss plan sounds good --no way would I put my present weight on my sidebar..lol...I wish I was what you are now! :)

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  2. Hurray, Penny. Mine have never bloomed a second time, but the fuzzy little leaves are worth having.

    I'm glad you are starting some projects...your arm must be feeling good! That's great because we are going to hit a few tennis balls when I see you in Asheville!! lol!

    XO,
    Jane

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  3. I love violets but have never had any luck with them. Yours are beautiful. My grandmother had the most beautiful violets on the window sill in her kitchen. That is a beautiful and happy memory.

    We are working on a little project too. The sun is shining and the weather is steadily improving. A great time for projects.

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  4. Hurray they bloomed. There is hope for mine, too I hope.

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  5. You are moire talented than I am with house plants. I once killed a cactus, one of the hardest things to kill, and my african violets always turn yellow and die, forget about blooming!

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  6. Hi Penny, great news.. not sure if you know but you must use a special fertiliser just for African violets. I used to have these plants a long time ago and that's what I used to do. take care, Maryann

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  7. Penny, your violets are so pretty! I used to be able to grow them but not anymore...maybe lack of sunlight, I don't know. But yours are beautiful!

    Hugs,
    Donna

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  8. Hello Penny, hope you are continuing to improve.
    I love African Violets and find they 'do well' in the bathroom.
    I had a Calla Lily which didn't bloom for three years, I warned it that it had a 'last chance' and it brought forth the most amazing flowers! It's now in the garden and has once reached a height of 5 feet tall with 28 blooms. I think a threat works wonders ;o)
    Best wishes as always.
    Rose H

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  9. Looks as if you have lots of buds on each plant so they should be blooming indefinitely. Excellent!

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  10. I love African violets...I have two myself. I guess I've been pretty fortunate because they bloom all the time. I certainly take no credit! :)

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  11. My mother could grow them but I never could. I'm glad your shoulder is doing well enough for you to go back to your craft. Take care.

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  12. Something blooming!!!! Eeeek! "Them's" fightin' words, to me!

    Why?

    Because the snow/ice won't stop, in my neck of the woods. And I am boycotting posts, telling me of the spring flowers coming up, in their area. Boycotting, I tell ya'! :-)

    But inside African violets. That's ok. :-))))

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  13. Penny, I'm so glad your violets are blooming! My white one is starting to form buds too. Enjoy!

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  14. What pretty African violets Penny. My grandmother had great success with them. Me, not so much. I can kill a silk plant.
    Sam

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  15. Light and fertilizer are key to violets. They need indirect light. I fertilize them lightly every time I water them (with violet liquid fertilizer). Mine bloom themelves crazy, lie dormant for a while and start blooming all over again. I keep mine on my sunroom window sill and they stay covered in blooms. Good luck!

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  16. So pretty....I have always loved them....congrats on all the followers!!

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  17. Ok, now let the giveaway begin! YOur blog is beautiful! I don't have a green thumb with indoor plants. I actually appologize to the plants when I buy them.

    I just love your red toile fabric with all that pretty trim! Your pillows are gorgeous!
    What a lovely stop!
    Yvonne

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  18. Hi Penny, I'm glad you brought up the subject of violets. Yours are beautiful by the way. The last time I was in someone's home and they had some blooming ones, I told myself I was going to try my hand at one! (I do silks so much better!) :)

    I just scrolled down to your red toile...add that as you did to black checks and you've got a winner. Loved seeing those pictures!
    Donna

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  19. Your violets made me smile. Mine are so pitiful I gave them a bit of violet food. I'm looking for blooms. smile.

    The tulips are tn the Netherlands. Close enough. Amazing huh?
    Happy tomorrow Penny.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  20. Your flowers are very pretty! I see you are at 651 now! Congrats on lots of fun blogging! ♥

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  21. Penny, I have one of the pink African violets that I've had for years. Some times it blooms, but currently it is just the leaves. Not sure what the secret is. ~ sarah

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  22. I'll have to go down to the bathroom and check on mine!

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  23. I love African Violets and your looks so healthy and such nice blooms ~ a happy surprise for the day.(-:

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  24. Yea! And, the blooms are such pretty colors. I grew gorgeous African violets for years, but not now. My mother waters the plants inside the house, and they are either dry as a bone or sopping wet. I think she forgets which ones she has watered.

    Which one is going to be your first project?

    651 followers! You are a popular lady.♥

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  25. Well now we know how to get blossoms, just blog about them. I wonder if that would work on the iris growing all along our fence, LOL!

    Darla

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  26. Oh~ they're beautiful, Penny! Isn't it wonderful to see some splashes of color!

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  27. Mine are blooming too. Glad yours decided to bloom as they look so pretty!

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