2020 African Violet Show and Sale

Spring means many things to many people. Here in Ohio, it means a break from the dark wintry days and unreliable temperatures. I’ve seen an uptick in my houseplants. They can sense a change a-coming.

Another sign of spring is the beginning of the Plant Sale Season. The African Violet Society of Dayton and the Cincinnati African Violet Club annual joint show and plant sale will be Saturday/Sunday, April 18 and 19. The event is located in the Eastgate Mall in Batavia (think east Cincinnati), Ohio.

This is a great opportunity to purchase growing supplies and very hard to find varieties of African violets and other Gesneriads, the African Violet family, that are grown by club members. Be sure to check it out. It’s best to get to the sales table early on Saturday morning for the best selection. Think you don’t want to drive an hour to Cinci? It is worth your while. We normally have lots of people coming from out-of-state to buy plants.

African Violet Show and Sale

Spring means many things to many people. Here in Ohio, it means a break from the dark wintry days and unreliable temperatures. I’ve seen an uptick in my houseplants. They can sense a change a-coming. And outside, today I spotted my first-of-the-season Red winged Blackbird at my feeder.

Another sign of spring is the beginning of the Plant Sale Season. The African Violet Society of Dayton and the Cincinnati African Violet Club annual joint show and plant sale will be Saturday/Sunday, April 27 and 28. The event is located in the Eastgate Mall in Batavia (think east Cincinnati), Ohio.

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This is a great opportunity to purchase growing supplies and very hard to find varieties of African violets and other AV cousins in the Gesneriad family that are grown by club members. Be sure to check it out. It’s best to get to the sales table early on Saturday morning for the best selection. Think you don’t want to drive an hour to Cinci? It is worth your while. We normally have people coming from out-of-state to buy plants.

 

 

Spring means Compost time!

The New Neighbors Garden Club (Springboro/South Dayton area) is again selling Posy Power organic soil amendment. If you live in the Miami Valley, your garden would LOVE an annual application of Posy Power. Click the following link to access full details and order information. To quote a fellow gardener, “It’s good stuff!”

CLICK HERE for 2018 PosyPower Order Form

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Wildlife in the city

IMG_0315You’ve seen them in some communities: giant flower pots planted to spiff up the sidewalks of urban areas. So it was in one of these giant flower pots decorating Montgomery Avenue in Pleasant Ridge (Cincinnati), OH I spied a good sized Garden Spider, Argiope aurantia, only inches from the crazy drivers.

I have childhood memories of large Garden Spiders around the barn at my great aunt Betty’s farm outside Springboro. Couple that memory with the scent of Sweet Annie growing around the pen that used to hold hogs in years past. Those memories are probably 50-55 years old and yet still clear as a bell.

It was fun introducing the two Cinci G-kids to the wonder of the Garden Spider, what with her lovely white woven ZZZZZZ coursing vertically in her web. I always hope they behold the wild world of flora and fauna with wonder – and not fear. Respect. Not fear.

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Spring means Compost time!

The New Neighbors Garden Club (Springboro/South Dayton area) is again selling Posy Power organic soil amendment. If you live in the Miami Valley, your garden would LOVE an annual application of Posy Power. Click the following link to access full details and order information. To quote a fellow gardener, “It’s good stuff!”

CLICK HERE for 2017 PosyPower Order Form

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Orders now being taken for Caladiums

The Here and There Garden Club, an Ohio Association of Garden Clubs affiliated club, announces the 2017 Caladium sale. Caladiums are tender, summer bulbs that really can liven up a garden with their colorful leaves. Bulbs are $1 each, though please order in quantities of 5 bulbs of a variety. (5 bulbs = $5) Orders will be filled in the order they are received. Delivery late April. Message me with orders/more info.

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