August 14, 2019

Potting African Violets

I love houseplants and have a greenhouse full of beautiful potted specimens that are brought into my home whenever I entertain. Among them is a collection of African violets, Saintpaulia - herbaceous perennial flowering plants in the family Gesneriaceae, native to Tanzania and Kenya.

I recently purchased several African violets from Surry Gardens in Surry, Maine, a premier full-service greenhouse and nursery company, and one of my favorites in the area. Yesterday, my head gardener, Ryan McCallister, potted up the frilly, elegant houseplants, and added them to my growing collection.

Enjoy these photos.