Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Friday, April 15, 2016

Flower Friday: Shrinking Violet....



Ohhh are we excited about today 

with Dory 

Long story short..our house faces North.  We only have one window that gets several hours of sun and also has a table near by  to sit a plant.   This is our only house plant...
MOL
In October of 2014, mom bought an African Violet aka Saintpaulias.  It was in full bloom and after the blooms died
it continued to grow new leaves so we were hopeful for more blooms October 2015.  It is in a special violet pot so you cannot 
love it (water it) too much and mom gave it violet food BUT
NOPE, Nada we had zilch no blooms

THEN in late March 2016 there was rejoicing in the house.
Mom spotted blooms...this is a close up of the first 3 bloooms.
I don't think you can see it here but the flowers look like 
they have glitter on them.  So pretty especially with the sun on them.


 This is the last photo mom took of it.  There are 6 flowers visible and one more about to open.  
LO AND BEHOLD 
7
IS MOM'S FAVORITE NUMBER AND THIS LITTLE JEWEL IS ABOUT TO GRACE US WITH A TOTAL OF

BLOOMING FLOWERS
EVERYONE JOIN US IN A HAPPY HAPPY VIOLET 
DANCE ON THIS BEAUTIFUL 
FLOWER FRIDAY

34 comments:

  1. OMD...What most beautimous African Violet Blooms!!! It must have been saving it's energy to make the bestest 7 pinkish purply blooms ever!!!
    Thanks for joining us for Flower Friday!!!
    Smileys!
    Dory

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  2. It's such a lovely and healthy-looking plant. How wonderful that it has graced you with 7 blooms!
    Have a fabulous Friday, Madi!
    XOXO from your besties.

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  3. Pretty! We've got lotsa African violets here.

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  4. That is awesome! Flowers are usually the sign of a happy plant.

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  5. Shrinking violet? You Madi? Most definitely not.
    The flowers are pretty though.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  6. My Mom loves African violets....she used to collect them in fact. Did you know there are miniature African violets? Tiny little things - anyway, yours looks VERY healthy and I'm sure there will be more flowers to come! Beautiful!

    Hugs, Sammy

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  7. Our mom has never had good luck with African Violets. The flowers are just gorgeous and the leaves are so green and beautiful!

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  8. I love African Violets and also have not had much luck with them. That plant is goreous. All your hard work paid off. You all have a great day.

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  9. Hari OM
    I am one of those from African Violets shrink.... Yours is a beaut! Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

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  10. I love it... and it reminds me of a special girl like Scarlett O' Hara somehow... I hope it will be in your house for many many years >:o)

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  11. How nice that the African Violet finally blossomed and seven beautiful blossoms too!!!

    Enjoy your sun puddle!!

    Hugs,
    your guy Raz and The Florida Furkids

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  12. I love the color. I'm so glad it bloomed for you. I don't have any luck with house plants and with the 8 foot wide porch around our whole house, the rooms are really dark.

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  13. a beautiful story about a beautiful plant, so beautiful it looks unreal.. i tried growing 2 of them back when my kids were young and they died very quickly... yours is wonderful

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  14. Yay, your momma didn't kill the plant like ours would!

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  15. It's beautiful, Madi! I would love a violet but I am not good with house plants... mortality is high. I did keep a Christmas cactus alive for 26 years! Seriously!!!
    Good Morning!

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  16. Happy Violet Day! It is always cheerful when a violet blooms! Yay!
    Hugs and nose taps,
    Kathy and Molly

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  17. Keep following that sunpuddle - don't let it get away!!!

    The violet is so pretty - Mom loves that shimmery look. The whole plant just looks so healthy. Good going, Mom.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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  18. Oh our mom has never had good luck with the African Violets so she says BRAVO! your plant is so pretty
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  19. How nice to see your beautiful African Violets! We have a tree (actually 2 of them) in our yard and when we see them we think of you and your mom. They are Rose Buds. BUTT we forgot why we think of yous, we just do!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  20. Your African Violet is very pretty. They often take longer to bloom or even miss their second year completely because they are originally forced on for sale.

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  21. Mommas got a green thumb
    Lily & Edward

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  22. madi....thatz a total lee awesum flowerz.....happee momz day two yur mom; 7 & countin !!! N just sayin...but if ya ever DUE want mor sun frum another window...just tell yur dad ta sawz a hole in de wall.....eazee az pie :)

    heerz two a tiger shovelnose catfish kinda week oh end ♥♥♥

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  23. You sure have some pretty things around your castle sweet Madi!

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  24. Mom says she loves violets, but if we had anything 'live' in the house Ping would eat it. *sigh* WE've been indoor flowerless since 2004.

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  25. Dat's pawsum Madi. And so purretty.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi

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  26. We love those pretty purple flowers. Glad to see it bloomed again for your mom.

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  27. That is so very beautiful!!!
    Cammie!

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  28. What a beautiful violet! The mom has an African violet and I bit all the flowers off of it. I know...I'm bad. ~Wally

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  29. Crikey Madi ... How good is that! Mum loves African violets. She says she knows they don't need much water but she mist sprays her with a water spray bottle. They like a bit of humidity. Mums flower a lot. That's a very pretty one. Oh and I have a question Madi that you may be able to help me with. I want to send my picture for the BAR and I know I can get the address from the Christmas card exchange list BUT .... where do I find that list? Sorry Madi ... I guess I should know but it's completely escaped me.

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