Sunday, July 26, 2009

Today's Flowers

Time to show off my flowers again! yay! For "Today's Flowers" that is hosted by TF team, Santilli, Denise, Pupo & Valkyrien, I am featuring my miniature African violet called, Little Moonstone and Streptocarpus, both given by my good friend, Jean.
Jean enjoys propagating them, then share them to friends. She told me how to propagate, so one of these days, if successful I will show you the results. I documented it! ha ha
Pictured below are african violets and one streptocarpus; all from Jean.


Just a few days after I transplanted the streptocarpus, a bud came up ...


... after a couple of weeks, aha! it showed me its color!



... a couple of close ups.


It's too bad that I forgot to take pictures of Jean's streptocarpus, she has quite a lot in gorgeous ranges of colors.


And this is the miniature African Violet, isn't it a charmer? ... I just love, love it! Each bloom is probably around a quarter inch in diameter.


... it's incredibly beautiful! It almost look like those Staffordshire fine bone china florals that are made in England.



This picture will give you an idea of how tiny this Little Moonstone is. I haven't put it in a pot of its own yet since Jean gave it to me, I hate to touch it while blooming.


If you want to participate in Today's Flowers please visit Luiz for more info. TF opens every Sunday at 2pm, GMT time.

17 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hey There, I love African Violets --but haven't had one in years. My mother used to have them --and they'd bloom and bloom for her. I think they need a certain window (or light)... BUT--they are just gorgeous.

Hugs,
Betsy

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Hi Nance

I'm seeing that you posted for TODAY'S FLOWERS!
Wonderful series of flowers!
Thanks for posting!

Luiz

Denise said...

What a lovely gift your friend gave you, African Violets are an exquisite little flower and your photos are great. Thank you so much for sharing them.

Mari said...

That's a pretty purple flower, Nance. And those miniature Africa violets are so cute.

Are your thumbs growing roots already?

lynn'sgarden said...

Great job with the propagations, Nance..I don't have the patience even though AV are way easy to do from leaf cuttings. And to get a bloom on your tiny strepto..that's exciting!
Lynn

Tita Beng said...

Hi Nance! It's so exciting to see your plants blooms, more so if they have gorgeous blooms such as AV. Did you paint your thumbs green? He he..

Oh yeah, thanks for the bday greeting, Nance!

Nicole said...

Oh, those are cute!
I wouldn't mind having a little one of each.
Lovely!

Jean Whitsell said...

Hi Nance!
Wow! It's so cool to see about me and the plants I gave you being featured in your blog. Where do find the time to update your blogs anyway? Between my career and my plants I don't have even 5 minutes to finish the blog I started. LOL! My pastor's wife was so thrilled of all the plants I gave her last weekend. Hope she can keep them blooming also. Keep gardening!

Jean

Tracy said...

Been loving your flower showers, Nance! These African violets are lovely...that soft purple is enchanting. African violet always remind be of my grandmother...she always had them, tongs of them in all colors... Happy Days ((HUGS))

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

what mari says too.........sa akin din ang masabi ko.

siguro yon kamay mo, kahit na touch lang, healthy n grows na ang mga plants mo, tapos ang ganda ng mga bulaklak nila.

thanks for sharing............

regards

Meryl (proud pinay) said...

congratulations nance...successful ang propagation. nice flowers! i like the color! sooo lovely.

dodong flores said...

Hi, Ate Nance! The African Violet is an eye-catcher. I like it best photographed in sharp focus in the fifth photograph.
I also would like to plant but it's quite hard when you're living in the urban area...
Good luck sa pagtatanim :)

Meryl (proud pinay) said...

hi nance. i'm here again. ..as usual i love your photos and flowers...ganda din ng paso....thnk u for sharing..

docgelo said...

a visit to your site ms. nance, just to take a peak at your posts of your garden is a good way to start my weekend as fresh as your blooms.

again, it's the first time i've seen a photo and knew about streptocarpus. it's sounded like a bacterium - streptococcus that causes strep throat/rheumatic fever, rheumatic heart disease, impetigo, glomerulonephritis etc..

contrary to it, this one does not cause illnesses but happiness especially to you and people who enjoy seeing your plants grow.

enjoy your weekend and more blooms to come :D

chubskulit said...

I love the adrican violet

john said...

Nice collection of puple flowers..

Marju said...

Absolutely beautiful flowers!