Jan-Feb 2015 Issue

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January-Feb 2015 cover


January-February  2015   Current Issue
On the Cover:  Lyon’s Lavender Magic, Standard variety - Large
Exhibited by:  Rodney Barnett
Hybridized by: Paul Sorano/Lyndon Lyon Greenhouse
Photo credit: Winston J. Goretsky


The New Year always brings our well-intentioned New Year’s resolutions: repot more often; water/fertilize regularly; keep plants groomed and the growing area clean; install new bulbs. This is a great time to look at your plant stock, revitalize and renew. This issue of the AVM includes articles written by both new and seasoned enthusiasts, it holds website addresses for 2015 commercial catalogs and with over 30 color photos you’re sure to enjoy reading:

  • A preview of the 2015 Kansas City AVSA convention in “Oh, the Places You’ll Go, the Things You’ll See!” by Kent Stork including a “Demolition Design” competition. Page 5
  • Pat Hancock, hybridizer of the Buckeye series of variegated standards, discusses “Variegation – Too Much? Too Little? – A Very Fine Line”. Page 13
  • Award winning grower, Bill Price, shares tips on cultivating show quality plants in “Musings on Twisted fruit … How I grow Streptocarpus”. Page 20
  • Technically Speaking … author, Neil Lipson goes in depth with his latest article, “Getting the Color Right, The Easy Way to Color Balance Your African Violet Photos”. Page 27
  • As much as we try to avoid trouble, it will be worth reviewing basic steps used by Ethel Champion in her article “Insects and Diseases” on page 59.     

Happy Growing in 2015!

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