CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

Bay State African Violet Show

Saturday, April 26, 2014
10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Cost: Included with admission

Category: Exhibit

Spring Show and Sale

The Bay State African Violet Society puts on 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.

Schedule of Events:

Saturday April 26, 2014

11:30am and 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.

3pm – 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

11:00am and 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.


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.

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.

Suggested Audiences:Adult, College, Elders, High School, Middle School, Elementary

E-mail:thbg@towerhillbg.org

Last Modified: February 20, 2014 at 2:15 PM

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