In the 19th century, groups of botanists combed through Africa and Asia looking for new species of plants. Deep in the Usumbara Mountains in what is now known as Tanzania, Baron Walter von Saint Paul came across a blue flowering plant and in 1892 managed to send the seeds of these plants to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hanover, Germany. Over a short period of time, the plants were hybridized and blue flowers gave way to the plethora of fabulous colors we now see today in the African Violet.
The San Mateo County African Violet Society meets at 7:00 pm on the second Monday of the month at the Garden Center, 605 Parkside Drive (at Alameda de las Pulgas), San Mateo. We share tips, get advice on blooming, growing techniques, and design. You don't have to be an expert to join in the fun. We are all learning. If you care to, bring a troubled plant or a plant you are especially proud of. Join in the fun!
August 11, 2014
7:00 pm in the Rose Room
San Mateo Garden Center
605 Parkside Way, San Mateo, CA
Program: "The Leaf, What is Clackamas Foliage"
A group discussion of leaf types and types of variegation.
Bring samples from your collection.
Workshop: "Blossom Types"
A group handout.
AVSA Report: Beckie Underwood
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