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Profile Image Diane Kleinsteiber

hkyfvr

Hi. Am a grandma living north of Toronto in a small town. Love cats and beauty of nature. Hope to learn more to make my gardens lovely like yours🌸🌺

Streptocarpus sect. Saintpaulia syn. Saintpaulia

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hkyfvr

#africanviolet #purpleandwhiteflowers #secondonetorebloom #thirdviolethasbuds #needapinkone

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hkyfvr

#tropical #african-violet-flowers #purpleandwhiteflowers #secondblooms

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ShelleySnyder

Wow! I think you are the African violet whisperer!💘😍

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hkyfvr

Thanks Shelley. Used to kill them until I joined #Gtags Learned so much here ❤️❤️ @ShelleySnyder

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ShelleySnyder

That's fabulous!💘😍

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cowdenkyle

Beautiful blooms😍

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hkyfvr

Thanks Kyle. Love this plant. 😍 @cowdenkyle

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gjones

She's blooming beautifully 😊

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hkyfvr

Thanks Katy. So happy I decided to try violets again. This time I know what I am doing a little better. 👍😍 @gjones

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hkyfvr

#mondayblues #african-violet-blue #firstflower

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crabby58

So pretty😃

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hkyfvr

#bestofapril #africanviolet #purpleandwhiteflowers

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emch

#greatcolor

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crabby58

W💗W, you are having such good luck with yours👍 I have one flower left on mine with 2-3 buds hoping she blooms..thinking maybe she needs more light🤔 yours IS gorgeous, Diane😍

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hkyfvr

Thanks. It still has a few more buds to flower too. My other violet has started to bloom also. Just one flower. Will post soon. Mine get lots of light. They need more water now also. 👍😍 @crabby58

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crabby58

I have mine sitting on kitchen window sill facing East, liquid fertilizer mixed with rain water, I fill the tray with the water and small pebbles, cut off all flowers as they die off, have a few buds 🤞🤞🤞fingers crossed she blooms. This is my 1st African violet in a long long time😍 holding my breath😅

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hkyfvr

She will for sure. You are doing everything right. Any day she will bloom for you. It takes a while for those blooms to start opening I find. 👍👍😍 @crabby58

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hkyfvr

#texture #threeafricanviolets #rippledfurryleaves

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ShelleySnyder

You seem to have a way with African violets! Beautiful!💘😍

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hebelover

Just beautiful 😍

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philstalder

Wow and they look so healthy too. 👍🤩

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hkyfvr

I used to kill them before I joined Gtags. I have learned so much here 👍😍 @ShelleySnyder

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hkyfvr

Thanks very much Jason. Used to kill these plants. Think all I have learned here has helped me a lot 👍😍 @hebelover

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hkyfvr

Thanks Phil. First ones I have had that not only have rebloomed but stayed alive. Who knew I could do this 🤞👍😍 @philstader

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hkyfvr

#texture #africanviolet #purpleandwhiteflowers #lotsoffurrytextureonleaves

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sunlovin

Do you keep your violets inside during summer in air conditioning? Mine would die as soon as it turned humid. 🌞

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hkyfvr

Yes they are strictly indoors. They do not mind the A/C. We keep it at 23 in the summer. 👍😍

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hkyfvr

#succulentsunday #africanviolet #african-violet-flowers #purpleandwhiteflowers

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ShelleySnyder

So beautiful!💘😍

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hkyfvr

Thanks so much Shelley. Love that they are doing well for me now. My other one is going to flower as well. 👍😍 @ShelleySnyder

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ShelleySnyder

My pleasure!💘😍

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crabby58

Those are gorgeous Diane😍

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hkyfvr

Thanks very much Thelma. Love their colours. 😍 @crabby58

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hkyfvr

#africanviolet #africanviolet-flowers #stillmorepurplebuds #morebloomstoopen

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crabby58

This one is so pretty, love the dark green leaves💚

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philstalder

Looks great 🤩

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gjones

Very pretty

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hkyfvr

Thanks Thelma. Second blooming for these. Very happy I finally kept these alive long enough to bloom again. 💜👍 @crabby58

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hkyfvr

Thanks so much Phil. Am getting better at keeping these looking good. I used to be a serial violet killer. 🙀 @philstader

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hkyfvr

Thanks Katy. Am doing so much better with these. Your advice helped a lot. Thanks for that. 👍😍 @gjones

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gjones

@hkyfvr I’m glad that any advice I’ve given has helped but I think you’ve got a green thumb and they’ll do great under your care😊

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hkyfvr

Thanks so much for those kind words. Don’t think my thumb is green quite yet but it is getting there slowly 🤣👍😍 @gjones

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hkyfvr

#africanviolet #bloomingagain #succulentsunday

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emch

#greatcolor

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hebelover

Love the hairy leaves 🍃😀

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cheriej

It’s beautiful! Love that color of flower and leaves look so healthy.

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crabby58

Yay..beautiful blooms💜💗

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hkyfvr

Thanks so much Thelma. Just looked outside and the porch is covered in snow and it is coming down still. Pretty wet so won’t last. Just what we needed ☹️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ @crabby58

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hkyfvr

Thanks so much. I really like this colour too 💜😍 @emch

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hkyfvr

I know. I never notice how furry they are till I look at a photo. At least I have kept my 3 violets alive this time 👍💜😍 @hebelover

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crabby58

Wow, not surprising, we are going down to 34° tonight 😯

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hkyfvr

Thanks very much. I never used to be able to keep these alive but now I have 3 healthy plants. Advice I got on gtags made the difference 👍💜🤍 @cheriej

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emch

I love all the colors they co.e in now but I have never gotten one of these plants to bloom, so bleagh.

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hkyfvr

This is my first time getting one to bloom. Used African Violet fertilizer. Seems to have worked 🤷‍♀️💜 @emch

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hkyfvr

#african-violet #african-violet-flower #newbloomandbuds #purpleandwhiteflowers #firsttimereblooming

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alan1111

Very pretty

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emch

#greatcolor

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hkyfvr

Thanks so much. Love purple. 💜🤍 @emch

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hkyfvr

Thanks so very much Alan. 💜😍 @alan1111

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hkyfvr

#newbuds #africanvioletbuds #secondblooms. #firsttimetobloomagain #yay #Ididit

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crabby58

Yay..that's wonderful 💜

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kez001uk

Those fuzzy leaves 🥰

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hkyfvr

Thanks. First one I have kept alive for second blooming 👍😍 @crabby58

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hkyfvr

They are dust collectors lol. 🤣😍 @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@hkyfvr 🤣🤣 we need a mini plant vacuum for these fluffy ones! 😆

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hkyfvr

Great idea. 🤣👍😍 @kez001uk

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hkyfvr

#violet #africanviolet #purpleandwhite

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crabby58

Beautiful Diane. I just got a pink and white one, trying my luck again with these. Since joining this app, I've learned so much on how to care for these.before I would just pour water over top of these to water..that's how I killed them I'm guessing. I've found out that's not how it's done😃 I have her sitting on a pebble tray with water👍 yours is gorgeous💜

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hkyfvr

I did the same thing with my past violets. Now that I know what to do my 3 look healthy. Just hope they flower again 🤞😍 @crabby58

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crabby58

🤞I would bet🤞 we'll both grow healthier violets now that we are wiser😘

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hkyfvr

I agree. We will grow beautiful violets. 💜💕 @crabby58

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hkyfvr

#violets #africanviolet #purple #keepingthesealive #yay

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philstalder

Wow that’s beautiful 🤩

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sherrisgarden

#perfection 😍

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hebelover

Beautiful 💜

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midnightgardener

Beautiful and a great colour 💜💜💜

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rosiegardener

Stunning!!!

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hkyfvr

Thanks so much Phil. Have 3 violets and they are still looking good 👍💕 I used to overwater them.🙀 @philstader

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hkyfvr

Thanks very much Sherri. 😻💕 @sherrisgarden

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hkyfvr

Thanks so much Jason. Finally getting the hang of keeping violets healthy 💜👍 @hebelover

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hkyfvr

Thanks so very much Chris. 💜😍 @midnightgardener

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hkyfvr

Thanks very much Appreciate your kindness 💜 @rosiegardener

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sherrisgarden

Always welcome 😘

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hkyfvr

#violets #africanviolet #purpleviolet

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txgardener

Lovely Diane

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Susanandsteve

Lookin good!

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hkyfvr

Thanks so much 💜💕 @txgardener

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hkyfvr

Thanks very much 💜💕 Susanandsteve

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hkyfvr

#macro #africanviolet #purpleafricanviolet

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TexasTanya

Amazzzzzing photo! I once hated African Violets because I always 'heard' they were finicky. But I had one and put but out in the front patio and I FELL IN LOVE!

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thehardygardener

I lost them all, too cold.

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hkyfvr

I felt the same way as mine always died but decided to try again. So far so good.🤞🤞 Thanks Tanya 😍💕 @TexasTanya

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hkyfvr

Oh no. Sorry to hear that. Hope I have luck with my three. Hope your snow has finally stopped Aly. 👍💕😍 @thehardygardener

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hkyfvr

#rainbowweek #purple #africanviolet #purpleandwhite

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crabby58

So pretty💜

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hkyfvr

Thanks so much 💜 @crabby58

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hkyfvr

#succulentsunday #africanviolet #purplicious

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librarian

Gorgeous 💜

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hebelover

Love these 💜

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hkyfvr

Thanks so very much 💜 @librarian

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hkyfvr

Thanks Jason. My Mom and Grandma always had them. Carrying on tradition. 💜 @hebelover

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hkyfvr

#africanviolet #januaryblooms

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crabby58

💜💚💜lovely

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KariSamuel

#purplicious

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hkyfvr

Thanks very much ❤️ @crabby58

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hkyfvr

#fromabove #africanviolet #saintpaulia #purple

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hkyfvr

#africanviolet #newplant #neededcolour

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angiecrazycatlady

So pretty, you can make new plants from leaf cuttings 😊

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hkyfvr

I will try that next time. Was at Hospital all morning having tests and needed a pick me up. 💜🤍

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terrimclaughlin

Just beautiful. I love those. The colors of yours are really pretty 😊💕

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gjones

Very pretty💜💜

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hkyfvr

Thanks so much. Appreciate it. 💜💜 @terrimclaughlin

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hkyfvr

Thanks so much. Needed a colour boost 💜 @gjones

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gjones

Yes I always miss seeing all the colours too. Having a few blooms indoors always helps.

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hkyfvr

Sure does. Thanks 💖💜 @gjones

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hkyfvr

#african-violet #enoyingthesun #happyplant

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yogi2

Check mine out. I have one with 3 in it.

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hkyfvr

I have seen it. It is beautiful. 💕😊@yogi2

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yogi2

The one is in mine looks like yours

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gjones

Lovely colour😍

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hkyfvr

Thanks so much. It is a nice shade of pink. 💕😊@gjones

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hkyfvr

#newbaby #africanviolet #violetandwhite # babymakestwo

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hkyfvr

Thanks. I could not leave her there for the long weekend so I brought her home. 💜@cyndi

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gjones

Very pretty💜💜

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hkyfvr

Thanks so much. I liked the shade of purple. A more violet look. 💜💜 @gjones

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yogi2

I have the same one.

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hkyfvr

I know. I saw it. Very pretty. 💜💜 @yogi2

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hkyfvr

#succulentsunday #africanviolet #africanvioletflowers

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hkyfvr

Thanks Cyndi 💜 @cyndi

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yogi2

Love it 💜

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hkyfvr

Thanks so much @yogi2

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yogi2

I have one. Check mine out

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hkyfvr

I did. It is very pretty. Three colours. Wow. @yogi2

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yogi2

@hkyfvr do u what varieties r they.

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gjones

Lovely colour💜💜

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hkyfvr

Thanks so much. I like the purples and pinks. Your is so pretty. 💜💜@gjones

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gjones

@hkyfvr I've always liked african violets. There's so many varieties and colours and they bloom for such a long time😊

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hkyfvr

They remind me of my Mom and Grandma. They always had them. I admit I overwatered a few but so far so good with this one. May get another. 💜😊🍁 @gjones

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gjones

My mother always had african violets on her window sills and my older sister (who says she kills plants by just looking at them😂) has a beautiful collection of over 30 different african violets. I think they're great houseplants😊 @hkyfvr

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hkyfvr

Enjoying the morning sun on a warm September day. 💜

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savannahssucculentgarden

I have one this exact color! So pretty. 💜

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hkyfvr

Thanks. Love the colour. @savannahssucculentgarden 💜💜

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Papa3D1S

Like a painting, but better

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hkyfvr

Appreciate your lovely comment 😊💕 @Papa3D1S

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Papa3D1S

And i appreciate you sharing your lovely plants, @hkyfvr

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yogi2

Love it. Check out my african violet it has 3 different ones in a pot.

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hkyfvr

That is amazing. Good find. Never seen that 😊👍@yogi2

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yogi2

@hkyfvr do u know what varieties the 3 r called of mine.

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