Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A big surprise in the mail!!!

Violet people are the greatest! They watch out for me. And when Richter's Green Dawn appeared, one of my violet friends bought it and had it sent to me!! I was literally in tears! I knew it was out there somewhere and I had been searching for a long time. Another violet friend acquired a leaf of Renee. She set it down to grow. Now it has produced babies and when they are big enough she will send one to me. Wow!

Renee (946) 11/16/1957 (A. Richter) Double medium blue. Plain girl foliage. Standard

Richter's Green Dawn (1138) 08/23/1959 (A. Richter) Double pink/green edge. Ruffled. Standard

Life is good!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Richter's Tipt in bloom!

I just had to share this picture I took today of Tipt in bloom! The flowers are so big and heavy they tend to droop, but they are so pretty, who cares.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Flowers Close-up

(5b. cl.) grotei "Silvert" on left, and for a size comparison, a (5c.1. cl.) ionantha bloom on the right

(3. cl.) sumensis Mather EE

(8. cl.) rupicola Mather Number 5

(6. cl.) brevipilosa

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Species photos

S. brevipilosa in full bloom

S. orbicularis var. purpurea with drifts of flowers!!!! And I had forgotten it in a north window, remembered to water it (it was dry) and found all these flowers.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Vintage Blooms

I was blessed to receive leaves and plantlets I probably never would have bought. In fact I wasn't even sure if I wanted to make room to grow them. But I did, and I'm glad.

Amethyst (12) 11/26/1957 (Armacost & Royston) Single red-orchid. Heart-shaped, quilted, glossy. Standard
I'll try to get better pictures after more blooms open.

This picture compares the S. ionantha bloom and the mauve House of Amani bloom.

S. ionantha 5c.1. cl. House of Amani - Single pale mauve to deep blue-purple, rarely white, 4-12 per peduncle. Leaves oval to elliptical, medium to dark green above, pale green to purple beneath, edges smooth or slightly wavy, upper surface with short erect hairs, veins sometimes paler color than rest of leaf. Standard rosette. Saintpaulia species

Friday, January 30, 2009

Some of my newest blooms

Senk's Try the Decaf (9872) 01/30/2008 (R. Follett/D. Senk) Single blue ruffled star/darker veins. Variegated dark green, white and pink, longifolia, ruffled/red back. Standard trailer

S. rupicola clone Mather No. 5 in bloom