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!
November 10, 2014
7:00 pm in the Rose Room
San Mateo Garden Center
605 Parkside Way, San Mateo, CA
Program: "Growing African Violet Trailers"
A guide and how to DVD on trailers from the Reno 2009 Convention
Presented by Bill Price
Workshop: "Cooking up a Batch of Soil"
What is your favorite recipe?
Bring a sample of your soil and your recipe
AVSA Report: Beckie Underwood
Annual dues are do and should be paid
No regular meeting in December.
Our holiday dinner at Tory's will take place on
our regular meeting day in December (8th)
More: Leaves Exchange, Plant of the Month, time to Prrrr