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:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

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! :)

Blondie's Journal said...

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

Pat said...

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.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

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

Kathleen Grace said...

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!

mariondee-designs said...

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

Donna said...

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

Rose H (UK) said...

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

Vee said...

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

April said...

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! :)

Donnie said...

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.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

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. :-))))

Sherri said...

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

My Carolina Kitchen said...

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

sharonavinger said...

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!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

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

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

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

Designs on 47th Street said...

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

Jeanne said...

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

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

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

Sarah said...

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

Pondside said...

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

La Vie Quotidienne said...

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

Beverly said...

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.♥

see you there! said...

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

Paula said...

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

*Ulrike* said...

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