Violets under counter lights

African violets under lights on my counter

I love African violets! I think that might have been established by now. I’m in two African violet societies and a member of the African Violet Society of America. I’m a little obsessed. I think that might have been mentioned before, as well.

“Grandma” Plants

I know some people still think of them as “grandma plants” and wouldn’t have one in their home, but I’m going to show you plants your grandma could have only dreamed of. The following are some pictures of the violets that have been blooming here in the last couple of months and some are from an African violet show. I have many more pictures but thought you’d probably fall asleep if I showed you all of them. They are beautiful and you can find some amazing plants on the Lyndon Lyon website.
"Cabbage Patch' African violet

Back of the ‘Cabbage Patch’ violet

Bi-color African violet

Gorgeous blue violet


Pale purple violet

Pale purple violet with double flowers


'Harmony's Frilly Dealy' African violet

‘Harmony’s Frilly Dealy’

My favorites

I have to admit that I have plenty of pink and green varieties. They are my favorites. ‘Harmony’s Frilly Dealy’ is probably at the top of the list. I also like variegated foliage. When the flowers are out of bloom, they are still attractive.

Variegated foliage on an African violet

Look at the foliage on this violet!

African violet

Light blue flowers

African violet

Not sure of the cultivar

My Violet from Optimara

Optimara violet

Miniature violets

'Gleeful Elf' African violet

‘Gleeful Elf’ mini African violet


I especially appreciate the mini violets. They take up less room in a house already crammed full of plants and they are just so cute! If you still think African violets are old-fashioned and not your style, I’m sorry. You don’t know what you are missing. Having plants in your house which are almost constantly in bloom and only ask to be watered, fertilized, and have the right light is a no-brainer in my opinion. I’m going to keep collecting them and I hope you see the beauty and buy a couple, as well.

'Rob's Combustible Pigeon'

‘Rob’s Combustible Pigeon’

Have a great week, plant friends!

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