Hybridized by: Hortense Pittman Photo by: Winston J. Goretsky
Our March/April issue of the African Violet Magazine is filled with necessary last minute information about Nashville and the upcoming convention “Violet Pickin’ in Tennessee” to be held at the Sheraton Music City Hotel, May 25 – June 1, 2014.
“Tally Time2013” compiles show winners from around the U.S. and Canada. They are listed by name and by region. Buckeye Cranberry Sparkler is the most recognized Standard; Ness’ Crinkle Blue took top honors in the Semiminiature category; Rob’s Chilly Willy is the most awarded Miniature; Rob’s Boolaroo, the top Trailer and S. 8 clone rupicola in the Species category. (pages 12 &13)
“Designed in Texas” boasts two pages of award-winning designs, both plant and flower arrangements created by Fran Russom, Mel Grice, Ruth Goeke, Betty Ferguson and Glenda Selph-Williams for the Austin convention. Each one is unique and guaranteed to inspire those creative juices. (pages 20 & 21)
Welcome new columnist, Jennie Lawrence. Jennie will bring us the latest buzz from the internet in her “The Violet Network” column (on page 27). In this issue, her focus is on Facebook, Ann-Marie Keene and the “African Violet Nerds”. This is an interesting, interactive group worth exploring.
“The African Violet Plant and Its Parts” on page 56 is a thorough reference guide with descriptions and black and white drawings of the parts of an African violet (from the AVSA Handbook for Growers, Exhibitors, and Judges). Experienced or brand new to African violet growing, this is a valuable reference for your library.
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