New Introduction Leaves
How would you like to have a total of thirty-two (yes, 32), New Introduction leaves to share with friends, your club, or just to enjoy for yourself? Pat Hancock details how you can obtain New Introductions from some of AVSA's best commercial hybridizers. Click here to read the article.
March - April 2017
On the cover:
Miniature variety: Rob’s Chilly Willy – Best Miniature 2016 AVSA Albuquerque Convention
Hybridized by: Dr. Ralph Robinson
Exhibited by: Anne Nicholas
Photo credit: Winston J. Goretsky
A look inside the March/April issue:
- “A Family Portrait: Columnea ‘Melissa’” Columnist Paul Kroll relates his experience and methods of growing Columneas accompanied by a photo of his award-winning show plant, Columnea ‘Melissa’. He describes how and when he waters, what lighting his plants seem to prefer and his temperature control for raising happy, healthy Columneas. If you’d like to try growing a Columnea, you’ll want to read Paul’s tried-and-true recommendations on page 6.
- “Coming Events” Here’s a thorough four page calendar of shows and sales around the country. Why not plan an excursion? See if there is a show close to you that you can visit? Clubs usually have lots of interesting varieties for sale, too. You’ll be pleased you went. Beginning on page 20.
- “In Search of New Violets” Dr. Jeff Smith offers an interesting study with photo comparison for unusually marked blossoms that seem to carry over specific puff and flecked coloration to the plant’s foliage. “Tina’s April Fantasy” is one variety that seems to follow this dominant genetic inheritance pattern. Might we have some new types coming? See page 24 for the full story.
- “Tally Time” This annual listing of winners from around the country and Canada is of interest to all. Winners are catalogued by type (Standard, Semi, Mini, Trailers and Species) and also by region. There is no better way to find which varieties are the award winners. The two top Standard varieties nationwide in 2016 are “Jersey Snow Flakes” and “Buckeye Nostalgia”. Find the complete listing for all winners beginning on page 28.
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This website contains an online index of the African Violet Magazine with Authors, Titles & Subjects. The following link takes you to a page where you can list the contents, alphabetically for any year back to 1947. All past issues of the African Violet Magazine are in our database.
- Online African Violet Magazine Index for all issues back to 1947
- Online African Violet Magazine Listing of Photographs for recent issues
Best of The African Violet Magazine (AVM)
Every year the best articles published in the previous year of the AVM are announced. Selection is done by voting for the top 5 of the year. Below is a sample of some of the articles that have been garnered "Best of AVM". Content has been graciously provided by Sue Hoffmann and the Pubs Committee. All articles are in PDF format.
- Location, Location, Location by Paul Kroll - Sept/Oct 2012
- Don't Lose Your Crown by Pat Hancock - MarApr 2012 Pg 11
- Recognizing and Correcting Light Problems by Amy Cash Allison Jan/Feb 2012 Pg 38
- Underwater Flower Arrangements by Edna Rourke - May/June 2012 Pg 42
- Preventing Virus July 2011
- Tidbits for the Novice African Violet Grower May 2011
- Problem Solving by Barb Pershing Jan/Feb 2001 Pg 18
- Going Home by Linda Golubski Jan/Feb 2001 Pg 21
- Grooming and Judging Trailers by Velma Lewis Nov-Dec, 2000 pg 50
- Ten Basic Principles in Growing Show Plants by Mary Stallings Nov-Dec, 2000 pg 48
These are just a sampling of articles you'll find when you receive the African Violet Magazine as a member of AVSA. (All articles are in PDF format)
20 or 27 Physan or Phyton
African Violet Culture - Basic Care
African Violet Terms
AV Judging - Beginner
Basics of Flower Arrangements
Best of Show-Ultimate Experience
Different Methods of Watering
Diseases of African Violets
Flower & Leaf Types
How To Repot to Bury a Neck or Rescue a Violet from Root Rot
Keep It Simple
pH - Does it Really Matter?
pH, Rx For Healthy Plants
Secrets to Blooming
Start A Club
Wicking African Violets