Monday, October 02, 2006




My houseplants are showing how much they enjoyed "summer vacation" outdoors....Rex begonia with it's cute flower, and the fancy violet with it's frilly pink and whites. I hope they continue the show...maybe the Thanksgiving cactus (earlier version of the Christmas cactus), I have one called "Sunset" with yellow blooms tinged in red...pics will come...

7 comments:

UKBob said...

I have an African Violet with a varigated leaf, I took some leaf cuttings in the summer but all I got so far are two rooted leaves.

lisa said...

You're lucky (or skilled)...I have had zero sucess with soft leaf/stem cuttings. All I get is moldy, limp goo.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

You brought your African violet outside successfully?! I'm bowing in admiration as I always fry them when I try that. Any secrets you care to share on how to site them better next year?

lisa said...

So far, my best luck with violets outdoors has been indirect light in the screen house...anytime they get direct light-crispy! (Must be the more intense summer sun.) Plus I make sure they don't get rained on (over-watered) or rot will set in.

UKBob said...

Ha ha - don't worry Lisa I get my fair share of goo too!

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Lisa, I might just have to try them on the front porch this year, then. I kept trying to give them at least a tiny bit of direct sun early in the morning, but mine would fry. Thanks! :)

lisa said...

Good luck blackswamp girl! Let me know how it goes!