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How to Grow African Violets (A Sunset Book) Paperback – April, 1977

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Product Details

  • Series: A Sunset Book
  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Sunset Pub Co; 5 edition (April 1977)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0376030585
  • ISBN-13: 978-0376030580
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.5 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,058,253 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book has lead me down the path of greatness with African Violets. I have always grown African Violets with good rewards becouse my grand mother always told me all her little tricks of growing them. Now with all the tricks that I learned by reading Carolyn Rector's book "How to grow African Violets" I have just gone wild. Example before reading this book I would start 6-10 cuttings and I was lucky to get 3 to live but now I have about 5-8 to live. All my friends have African Violets now as well. The book it's self is very easy to read and understand, there are several options given on how to do cuttings, repotting, feedings, soils, etc... It gives the beginner a good start and the pro good new ideals. All in all I must say thank you to Carolyn Rector for her book and to Patsy Kelley for giving it to me.
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At one time african violets were the most popular blooming houseplant.* This book details the many different violets and how to take care of them.
The book is a little outdated - there are _lots_ more african violets, even in yellow, than when this book came out. There are many more options in how to outfit an area for the plants to grow in - mostly due to nore technology and the huge chain hardware stores available. But the basics of plant care does not change, whether it's 1958 or 2003 and this book delivers the basic in a clear concise manner so that it makes it very hard to fail with these beautiful plants.
I willwarn you, once you acquire one african violet, you will want more - it's like popcorn, one is not enough. But if you desire to travel down that path, this book is a good companion to help you take care of your plants well. I recommend it highly.
*The current most popular blooming houseplant is orchids, but really, the are a _ton_ of trouble and have a relatively short blooming period compared to african violets, which bloom almost continuously. Just "dipping my spoon in."
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Sunset is a standard for plants here in the west. This was the first African Violet book I purchased. It's the second best book I bought (of 3) Had I known about The African Violet Handbook, I wouldn't have purchased it, but I picked it up at the plant center, along with a new african violet because I needed some sort of guide.
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It was not a new book .Many of the inside pages were soiled from use. I am disappointed for my first purchase. The advertised price was $i4.98 but the final price was near $20. Dorothy Martin
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standard quality as expected from sunset,condition very good for
the cost.,a repeat visitor to my library.pleased with my purchase,
will buy again.
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