Portrait of a Blooming Violet!

Portrait of a Blooming Violet!

I love this time of year. Temps are nice, nothing too crazy going on (like a hurricane) – everything is blooming outside, and inside as well!

This violet was given to us 6/18/2007 when our Jack Russell, “Reginald” passed away. A neighbor gave it to us (thank you Cora!) – and it has gotten bigger each and every year. This violet blooms like crazy, it’s the happiest ever. It’s been repotted several times. 

A few things – Violets do not like pots that are too big – I’ve read that the pot should be 1/3 the size of the leaf span (diameter). So if your leaf span is 9″, that’s a 3″ pot. Mine was getting root bound so it’s in a larger pot now and still excelling, the pot is still at least 1/2 or more the size of the span of the leaves.

Water from the bottom always! Once a week I set the violets in a bowl and add about 3/4″ water and they drink it right up. If they drink it quickly I add a bit more. Once they feel rather heavy I put them back on their bases. Can’t get much easier than that!


Catch you back here tomorrow!

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