Monthly Archives: September 2018

How To Grow African Violets

How To Grow African Violets
How To Grow African Violets

NATURAL LIGHT: Adequate light is the most important factor in promoting flowering. Place plants near any window that has bright, but filtered, light. An east window is best because it gets morning sun. A thin curtain will be necessary if placing plants in a south or west window. In order to develop a nice symmetrical form, plants must be turned 1/4 turn every week.

How To Keep Your Plants In Bloom With Dead-Heading

How To Keep Your Plants In Bloom With Dead-Heading
How To Keep Your Plants In Bloom With Dead-Heading

“Off with her head” the queen shouted at Alice in the Lewis Carroll story “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. Now I’m not sure if Lewis had an interest in gardening but he could well have been giving us some horticultural instruction which will give us a longer flowering season. There is a technique known as dead-heading, it is a simple task which takes a few minutes however adds days and sometimes weeks to your flowering display.