Saturday, January 7, 2012

Streptocarpus WOW (Polish)

Okay, so I "borrowed" this photograph.  It's okay, I'm not realizing any financial gain from doing so!

Here's an awfully pretty new streptocarpus from Poland.  It has hit eBay a couple of times and is currently listed for sale by a grower in Poland.  It seems like a very reasonable price to pay...about $42 for the plant with shipping.  Click HERE to go the eBay listing.  

I am also growing this variety, courtesy of he who can't be named, and will have some starters available in early summer (provided of course I get good propagation).  The hybridizer will be paid 50% of the sales price for any that I sell.

Monday, January 2, 2012

African Violets on my Website

I decided to upgrade my point of sale system at my gift store and one of the benefits is the very robust website tools that accompany the system. I can now seemlessly manage both instore and website inventory which is going to free up a lot of maintenance time for me.

What am I going to do with this new found free time? Add my violets and streptocarpus to my gift store website of course!

I suspect I will have the website transitioned by the middle of February and will then focus on bringing the violets, streptocarpus (and possibly supplies) into the inventory. I should have everything ready to go by the time spring shipping starts. One of the benefits to using the point of sale system is it will manage my plant inventory as well. Meaning, if a plant is in stock, it will show in stock! That means no substitutions!

The web address is:

Stay tuned!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Pixie Runaround Sport anyone?

Last year I didn't propagate any of these great little trailers for sale.  This year I won't (rather you won't) miss out.  They are coming along quite nicely!  It is one of my favorite little trailers that just blooms and blooms!  And it is also very easy to propagate.  Win/win!

There be SEEDLINGS in those trays!

It feels like it has been forever since I posted a blog entry and apparently it has been!  Here is a sneak peek at some trailer seedlings I have been cultivating over the winter.  Hopefully by February I will see a few blooms!  Time will tell....the foliage parent is Alan's Fallen Angel...hence the variegated foliage!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Darth Vader has returned...sort of!

This was without question the largest flower on any plant in the LSAVC show and boy is it ever showy!  Although commonly referred to as "Florist Gloxinia" these plants are actually Sinningia.  In this specific example we have Sinningia speciosa 'Peridots Darth Vader'.

Streptocarpus Blueberry Butterfly

This was a STUNNING plant at the LSAVC show in Fort Worth.  I've almost purchased this variety several times but for some reason never pulled the trigger.  Now I wish I had!  UGH!

Rebel's Rose Bud

This is a GORGEOUS standard variety that made more than a few heads turn.  Simply gorgeous!  

Rebel's Rose Bud (9288) 11/12/2003 (R. Bann) Double light pink two-tone star/ruffled fuchsia edge. Variegated dark green and cream, pointed, quilted/red back. Standard