Sunday, February 19, 2017

African Violets

I have many fond memories from my youth of my grandma growing African violets. She took great pleasure in showing us her violets as they bloomed and thrived in her kitchen window. There were a few times grandma gave us violets she had propagated from her own plants, unfortunately they never lived very long in our home due to our cats. My sisters and I had 1-2 cats each!
Last winter I purchased two African violets in addition to a Christmas cactus. I was pleasantly surprised to see all three plants thrive in my kitchen window! Since then I have added two more African violets to my collection.
Throughout the cold winter months it gives me such joy to see flowers blossoming in my kitchen! Just to see some green this time of green is a blessing! : ) Some of the plants in this picture are blossoming now; they all seem to stagger a bit in their flowering cycle.

We have been surprised with an unseasonably warm weekend. All of the snow has melted and we have enjoyed spending time outside. We are brimming with excitement dreaming of spring coming just around the corner, hopefully!

" He hath made every thing beautiful in His time." Ecclesiastes 3:11a


  1. Sarah,

    They are so lovely! And I have the same memories of my grandmother -- she grew many flowers, but for some reason I remember the African violets. Perhaps they were popular two generations ago?

    How wonderful that you're keeping up your grandmother's tradition!


  2. You memories are beautiful, Sarah.
    My grandmother had quite a green thumb as well, but not so much with violets. Her flower garden outside was amazing.
    Your flowers in the kitchen window look lovely with the snow through the window.

    Have a blessed week ~

  3. I have always loved African violets and it's so wonderful that you keep part of your grandmother with you thru flowers.

  4. What a lovely post. Beautifully written. I hope you'll come over to the new Fabulous Party. This weeks theme is 'Warm Heart'. Your post is perfect to share! The party is over here:
    Enjoy your week!

  5. Good morning, sweet Sarah! It's always a delight to visit your beautiful blog and read your posts. This post was simply wonderful and blessed my heart....thank you for sharing.

    Have a glorious week! Hugs to you!

  6. Lovely! We had a few African Violets in our old house, but alas there are no good East window sills to perch them in in my bungalow. Violets love the morning sun.

  7. Hello Sarah, I have always loved these little flowers, and you can enjoy the flowers so much more often, and I guess you have to water them from the base. I need to buy one and see if I can get one to grow and flower for me! Yes, we are all having a taste of spring weather! I have missed you!
    Blessings, Roxy

  8. I absolutely love african violets and they cheer me just as they do you! I love the wonderful window that you are able to keep yours in. Very cheerful!

  9. Your violets are beautiful! I used to grow them when I was a newlywed.... I think its time to bring some back into our home again. Thank you for sharing! :)

  10. Beautiful. My Grandmother always gave me a Christmas Cactus for Christmas, now each year I buy one so have quite a collection.