Wednesday, January 29, 2020
I had the sansivera in its original plastic pot a long time and finally I bought a new ceramic flower pot yesterday. I bought violet potting soil and mixed it with some of my old regular potting soil. While buying the soil I got caught in a conversation with the sales clerk about growing African violets. I wasn't impatient but didn't have time to the subject matter right then.
We lost something valuable the other day and we spent a lot of time looking for it. Finally I did find it but it was my fault that it was lost. Anyway, I though my wife deserved some flowers after all she has to put up with me. I found flowers that had a lot of buds on them so we could enjoy seeing them open up. They really are cheerful with all the snow on the ground.
While digging in the dirt yesterday, I took a very large overgrown violet and divided it into four plants. The original plant still could have had another division but I thought it might just die if I cut it away. Maybe at a another time I can correct that. It is nice to have the basement windows to use for a nursery area. I don't remember what color the violet is as it has been in a bad shape for a long time.
I picked up a new one yesterday for three bucks at the grocery store. I remember when my mom would start violets from the leaves. I actually remember when I started them from leaves too. Life just seemed to get too complicated. I wouldn't want to say this buy my mom used to steal leaves from people's houses as she visited them to clean them. I think she did ask permission for some of them. I do know that the right conditions will make it easy to propagate new ones.
We had about an inch of snow in the night. I may have to get out a broom to sweep it off the sidewalks as it isn't heavy enough to blow. We are colder again but it is winter. Thanks for stopping in at the post today.