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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-30-2006, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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Does anyone else raise or like violets. Here are some pictures of some of the violets I already have and some I have just ordered.









The first 4 I have already, the next 5 I just ordered.
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They look like African Violets, are they? Whatever they are they photographed beautifully.

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My mom used to have African Violet plants all over the house. I don't have the green thumb that she does but she has told me they can be very hard to keep alive sometimes. They're beautiful plants nonetheless.
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I am! The ones you're ordering are really unusual. Do you mind telling me where you found them? I'm looking for some of the red/magenta ones myself!

Have you ever tried Gloxinias? They're a bulb, so they rest, but they are very easy to start from a leaf, and they are gorgeous!




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I love African Violets. I have 4 of them, and can't wait to get some more. My mom and grandma gt me started on them....both of them ALWAYS had lots of beautiful violets, and my mom has some really amazing ones. (My grandmother passed away a few years ago.) They are my favorite plant, and one of the few I can grow successfully.
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I am! The ones you're ordering are really unusual. Do you mind telling me where you found them? I'm looking for some of the red/magenta ones myself!

Have you ever tried Gloxinias? They're a bulb, so they rest, but they are very easy to start from a leaf, and they are gorgeous!
I ordered my violets from www.robsviolet.com They are located in New York. My neighbor said she has ordered from them and is very pleased with how they ship them out. The standard violets range in cost from $5.00 to $7.00 each with a $12.00 shipping fee per box. I'm not sure how many violets they can put in a box. Check out their website, they have so many beautiful violets it was hard to choice.
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Oh, they're beautiful! I have about 20 varieties written down and room for only four or five. I need a larger plant stand! However, I really don't understand their shipping charges. They said " Add $12 for shipping for every 50 plants ordered (or every 25 plants in 2 1/2" pots). " But I can order only 4 or 5. How much did they charge you, if that's not too personal?




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Oh, they're beautiful! I have about 20 varieties written down and room for only four or five. I need a larger plant stand! However, I really don't understand their shipping charges. They said " Add $12 for shipping for every 50 plants ordered (or every 25 plants in 2 1/2" pots). " But I can order only 4 or 5. How much did they charge you, if that's not too personal?
They charged me $12.00 for shipping. I order one plant for $7.00, two for $6.00 and two for $5.00, my total came to $41.00. I believe the standard violets come in 2 1/2" pots as starter plants.
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Thanks. They didn't make it very clear, did they? I'll definitely be getting some of the more unusual ones!




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They actually look like some of the hybrid Geraniums I have seen
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