Wednesday, 23 October 2013

From Bud To Bloom.....Meet Mr Purple Pants...And A Pink Friend!!!








This past summer...

I thinned out a lot of my house plants...

And...

For those of you who know me...

you know...

The african Violet..

Is...

My...

Very favorite...

Flowering houseplant...

I babied 2 violets, that had seen better days...

A bit of fresh soil...

And a fertilize...
 
And....about 6 weeks ago...I noticed a lot of new buds...

I decided to chronicle their new growth...

And....i now present to you...

In all their glory...

Mr Purple Pants African Violet...

And...

You have to view more of Mr Purple Pants...

And then...

You get to...{are you nervous with anticipation???? are you on the edge of your seat???well...you will have to 
                             wait....no cheating...no scrolling down....come on...indulge me!!!hahaha!}








Here he was yesterday....so handsome!!



 And now...

Presenting...for your viewing pleasure...

Miss Pretty Pink Pants African Violet....

Ain't she a beauty???






She was flowering right beside her boyfriend...

But...I have since moved her to the Living Room window...

She can catch the morning sun there... 

I have put the 
pretty Gerbera onto the kitchen table...

No flowers right now...hopefully the sun will coax her into bloom once again....

Another Mr Purple Pants....he is truly a beautiful plant...



 Hope you are all having a great day....

Sunny...windy...rainy....chilly here....

Nice to be inside with my Violets..:o)

                                    ********

On the menu tonight...

  Slow-cooker pot roast...

    Onions, tomatoes, carrots...and a greek salad...

        Adding the Pasata again...

                 It really adds a lot of depth to the flavour...

                    A great day for some comfort food....:o)

Enjoy the rest of your day...

                             Cheers!  :o)
                                 linda












15 comments:

  1. Love your header ! I love African Violets to and have 5 of them all different colours , my mum was the one that got me into them years ago . Mine are at rest now but I also have two Christmas Cactus that are ready to burst both different colours and my Geraniums I brought in are still in bloom ! I love having blooming plants indoors during the colder weather makes it that much cheerier . Windy , chilly with big puffy clouds and the sun popping out every now and then Thanks for sharing ! Have a good day !

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    1. Thanks ....violet people are a special bunch!
      I have 6 Geraniums to come in...2 dracenas...a huge coleus...and a few waxy begonias..
      Brought a few in last night...
      Enjoy your evening....

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  2. I love African Violets! Don't have any at the moment, though.

    I have your apple pie bread in the oven right now! :)

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    1. Perhaps a few will jump into your cart this week!!!
      Ohhh....tell me how you like it!!!
      Take it out when it is still a bit soft in the middle!!!
      You will LOVE it!!!

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  3. Your purple and pink violets are gorgeous, Linda. You must treat them with lots of TLC. I haven't had a violet in a long time as I kind of kill them. Love your new header! What a great photo that is. Have a good day tomorrow. Pam

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    1. Not sure how people "kill" their violets...perhaps too much water?
      Glad everyone likes the new header...I was a bit shy to put it up!!

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  4. Well done with the violets, mine last a season and then completely give up on me I'm afraid. I love the redness of your autumnal header. Just perfect! Have a wonderful week. xx

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Chel...it is quite autumnal, isn't it?? haha!

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  5. LOVE your new header! Gorgeous colour!
    I think you can come up with more creative names than Mr. Purple Pants and Miss Pretty Pink Pants. Come on...use all of those super artsy juices of yours. I will await the announcement of their new names! The pictures are stunning

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    1. Thanks about the header...
      So......what are your names...Miss Smarty Pants???
      You may remember them form the kitchen table...when we were having tea...
      What do you think I should have named them??
      Come on...don't by shy...you must have a few good names swirling around in that brain of yours!!!
      hahaha......I am laughing myself silly!!!

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  6. You named them! yay!

    Love your new header. :-)

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    1. Yes..I did...even tho' Devon wasn't pleased!
      The header is cool, eh?
      used a pic-monkey techinque!!!

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  7. Love love love the new header Linda!!! Love Mr purple pants and Miss pink pants, I can kill houseplants just by looking at them, so your skill in keeping them alive and blooming amazes me. xxx. P.s I don't give them the evil eye, I've just not got the houseplant touch, better out in the garden...

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  8. The only house plants I manage to keep alive are jade plants, because they don't mind going bone dry more often than they are watered. Okay, yes, that's right. I do have a spider plant that I've kept living since my trip to NYC two years ago. (Can't let Judy shrivel up and die, can I?) But I love plants and I wish my thumb was greener. I'd have a house full of them if only they wouldn't shrivel up and die.
    :0)

    Your plants are beautiful.

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