In this issue . . .
On pages 10 - 12 in this issue, Mary S. Schaeffer shares some basic "Best Practices" in her For Beginners column entitled: Starting from Scratch: Making Sure Your Violet Babies Make It to Adulthood.
On page 40, you'll find an exciting article about the Second African Violet and other Gesneriads Show in Romania. This article was written by Diana Para-Goropceanu, President of African Violet and other Gesneriaceae Club of Romania, with several colour photos provided by Ioana Chilu.
Sue Hoffmann has written about Vladimir Kalgin and Tatiana Kalgina - The Couple behind Russian African Violets. Read on page 50, about what's happening throughout the world. AVSA truly is an INTERNATIONAL organization.
The Hidden World of Native Hawaiian Gesneriads, page 54, written by Barbara Conrad, President, San Diego North County AVS. This article gives some insight into some spectacular botanical treasures that most visitors to the islands and even locals do not know about.