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Description from J Yee smart chick: Anyone ever try to grow African violets? I've been unsuccessful over the years, they do take special care, including drainage and watering... :)

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  1. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Oh, i see you have spotted the new Lepidolite!!!!!
    Such a pretty pick!

  2. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Never get their leaves wet Joyce- water them from the bottom! and I add violet food once a month 8)

  3. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    I don’t mess with them. I stick to natives, Joyce.

    Loving your violet pick, though!

  4. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Lorrie, thanks for your advice – I have long ago given up on them.

    Debra, I know what you mean: right now I have some primroses, geraniums and those charming “hens and chicks” – sempervivum, the ones that are succulents that look like little green roses, and they’re all doing okay – sssshhhh, plus a pot of kale… and would like to plant some California poppy seeds that I have… :)

  5. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    I say, go for it on the poppies. Love poppies. My garden looks great right now. The roses are in full spate with all the rain we’ve had and the cooler weather. I nned to plant some larkspur and sweetpeas before it’s too late. They’ll start coming up in January……

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    pretty purply pick! Smart Chick! …no, don’t grow indoor plants (which they would need to be for most of the year).

  7. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Okay Debra and DD, I’ll plant those CA poppy seeds soon. Not to worry, I have definitely abandoned those “fussy” African violets, lovely plants but I don’t have the right touch with them.
    Lorrie, I bet you have great African violets, my hat’s off to you for being able to raise them!!! :)

  8. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Wonderful pick! Can anyone show us some pic of the flowers?? That would be nice!

  9. Breezy Chick aka Bree
    Breezy Chick aka Bree says:

    This is sooo pretty!! Favourite!!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Beautiful pick love this one onto my favs!!

  11. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Very pretty, Joyce! Loving that new lepidolite!

  12. Chicky ChaCha
    Chicky ChaCha says:

    This is so lovely Joyce. I used to have African violets and I still love them but just don’t have them. They are a fussy type plant—sigh–so pretty though.

  13. Purple Chick aka Violet
    Purple Chick aka Violet says:

    Such a lovely pick and great name !!!! Into my favs !!
    I grew Violets, years ago…. they are fussy and take a lot of work !!
    Now I just collect things with Violet’s on them …LOL !!!!!!!

  14. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Wow, you’ve been making such beautiful picks lately, Joyce! This one is obviously no exception! FAVE!! :D

  15. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Love this pick you made Joyce!

  16. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Thanks chickies!
    Okay, here’s a couple of pics that I found of African violets, their colors do range from purple, to violet to lavender…

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  17. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    OooWOW! This is goregous! The pictures are lovely too!

  18. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Beautiful pick and photos, Joyce! I love African violets, but have discovered I am better at killing them than growing them. :(

  19. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Me too Lynn, this is why I stick to flowers and plants that are sturdier! :)

  20. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    Love this purple. Sweet Violets, Sweeter than all the roses. Covered all over from head to toe. Covered all over with Sweet Violets….

  21. Sali Jo GemsChica Chick
    Sali Jo GemsChica Chick says:

    Love African violets and this pick! You’ve got to have an special pot for them that self waters…and then make sure you have them near a window with a certain exposure….which I can’t think of right now….my sweet mama has had African violet plants the size of dinner plates! She has “the touch” with all living things!

  22. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Congrats on making the list of this week’s fave picks, Joyce! This is so lovely! :D

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    WOW Joyce, love this pick, with all the beautiful lavender colors!! :D My grandmother and my mom both grew Africian violets, but they didn’t pass that ability down to me! :( Like Lynn, I’m better at killing them.

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Joyce congrats onmaking this week’s list of fave picks!!

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