African Violet Show, April 26-27

African Violet

afr_vilet_sm.jpgSpring Show and Sale

The Bay State African Violet Society presents another spectacular show featuring America's favorite houseplant, the African Violet (Saintpaulia sp.). All are welcome to enter their own plants and floral designs for judging to win ribbons and prizes. Participate in workshops on African Violet care. Start your own collection at the sale, where commercially grown plants and supplies are sold, along with plants grown by members.

Show Hours:
Saturday, 10am-5pm
Sunday, 9am-4pm

 

Schedule of Events:

Saturday April 26, 2014

11:30 am

Lecture Demonstration

How to repot a violet: guidelines for when to repot, demonstration of how to repot, potting down a neck, removing old leaves and suckers. Propagation of African violets: how to leaf propagate, timetable for growth, and separating baby plantlets. This workshop will also include general care of African violets: identifying types, soil and fertilizer, watering, lights, schedule for repotting.

1:00 pm

Children’s Workshop

How to propagate from a leaf cutting. Hands on. All material will be provided.

1:30pm

Lecture Demonstration

How to repot a violet: guidelines for when to repot, demonstration of how to repot, potting down a neck, removing old leaves and suckers. Propagation of African violets: how to leaf propagate, timetable for growth, and separating baby plantlets. This workshop will also include general care of African violets: identifying types, soil and fertilizer, watering, lights, schedule for repotting.

3:00 pm

Guided Walk-through of the Show

Commentary on African violets, how they are judged, what denotes an award winning violet, discussion of the different sizes and types of violets; overview of the designs, including the hows and whys of flower design using African violets.

Sunday April 27, 2014

11:00 am

Lecture Demonstration

How to repot a violet: guidelines for when to repot, demonstration of how to repot, potting down a neck, removing old leaves and suckers. Propagation of African violets: how to leaf propagate, timetable for growth, and separating baby plantlets. This workshop will also include general care of African violets: identifying types, soil and fertilizer, watering, lights, schedule for repotting.

12:30pm

Children’s Workshop

How to propagate from a leaf cutting. Hands on. All material will be provided.

12:15pm

Guided Walk-through of the Show

Commentary on the African violets, how they are judged, what denotes an award winning violet, discussion of the different sizes and types of violets; overview of the designs, including the hows and whys of flower design using African violets.

1:30pm

Lecture Demonstration

How to repot a violet: guidelines for when to repot, demonstration of how to repot, potting down a neck, removing old leaves and suckers. Propagation of African violets: how to leaf propagate, timetable for growth, and separating baby plantlets. This workshop will also include general care of African violets: identifying types, soil and fertilizer, watering, lights, schedule for repotting.

 

Educational Display

A member will be available at the Educational Table to answer questions and give more informal demonstrations to smaller groups of people.

African Violet Basic Care Video will be played in the workshop/education room.


Warning: simplexml_load_file(http://...@N03&photoset_id=72157628732451897&per_page=20&page=1&extras=description%2C+owner) [function.simplexml-load-file]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.0 403 Forbidden in /usr/home/towerhillbg/public_html/th/packages/flickrcrete/blocks/flickrcrete/controller.php on line 41

Warning: simplexml_load_file() [function.simplexml-load-file]: I/O warning : failed to load external entity "http://api.flickr.com/services/rest/?method=flickr.photosets.getPhotos&api_key=d160abf6c4af92109146c97468d80fe0&user_id=69714721@N03&photoset_id=72157628732451897&per_page=20&page=1&extras=description%2C+owner" in /usr/home/towerhillbg/public_html/th/packages/flickrcrete/blocks/flickrcrete/controller.php on line 41

Fatal error: Call to a member function children() on a non-object in /usr/home/towerhillbg/public_html/th/packages/flickrcrete/blocks/flickrcrete/controller.php on line 76