Here are four varieties of the African Violets that I propagated from leaves that are currently blooming.
This is a Ness’ Blueberry Puff. It’s been blooming for several weeks.
Two “Cajon’s Cherished Hope” African Violets. These were the first that bloomed and have been producing blooms for a couple of months.
An EK-Sady Semiramidy. What a lovely bloom! The bloom reminds me of the Sweet Shrub that blooms in early Spring.
Three Bishop African Violets that started blooming 2 weeks ago. Isn’t it interesting that two of the plants’ blooms are a light pink and the third plant has a darker bloom?
So, for now only four varieties of my African Violets have produced blooms and I have eight more varieties coming along. I’ll post pictures of those when they start producing blooms.
The summer heat continues, but
spiders spin their intricate webs,
hummingbirds urgently swarm porch feeders,
soon they depart on their perilous southern journey,
reds and oranges appear in the underbrush.
The shortening days signal the change that is coming,
and the spider lilies are blooming again.
We saw the Indigo Bunting at our feeder for the first time two years ago. We missed them last year, but we’re delighted to see them again this year!
I snapped these pictures while standing at my kitchen window. Thankfully, I have a really great camera that has a nice “window” setting and a great zoom feature.