April 3, 2013

African Violets & Gesneriads in Baltimore May 10-11

Spring is such a busy time for gardeners... so here's one month's notice that the Baltimore African Violet & Gesneriad Club will hold their 60th Annual Mother’s Day Show & Sale on May 10 and 11, 2013.

Let's recap that announcement. Did it say SIXTIETH? Oh yes!

What: African Violet & Gesneriad Show & Sale by the Baltimore Club
When: Friday, May 10, 2013 - Sales 9am-7pm and Show 1pm-7pm; and
  Saturday, May 11, 2013 - Show & Sale 9am-5pm
Where: The Shops at Kenilworth, 800 Kenilworth Drive, Towson MD.

What can you expect? Probably an exhibit of beautifully well-grown plants. And they say...: The sale tables will hold hundreds of beautiful African violet, gesneriads, and other exotic houseplants. Also available will be leaves, cuttings, and many growing supplies including soil mix, plant rings, self-watering pots and much more. Experienced growers will be there to answer your growing questions. This event is free to the public and is handicapped accessible.

Here's a random photo of an African Violet, Saintpaulia 'Rob's Calypso Beat':

Saintpaulia 'Rob's Calypso Beat'

April 2, 2013

Streptocarpus lilliputana

A couple from the 2012 Convention. 

Streptocarpus lilliputana, exhibited by Dee Stewart in Class 30:

Streptocarpus lilliputana

Streptocarpus 'Heartland's Baby Kisses', which is a hybrid by Dale Martens (S. meyeri x S. lilliputana), exhibited by Ben Paternoster in Class 31:

Streptocarpus 'Heartland's Baby Kisses'

Streptocarpus 'Heartland's Baby Kisses'