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One of the blooms on my African Violet plant. I have had this plant for 2 years and it is just now budding like crazy. It is full of gorgeous purple blossoms with that one single stamen and the little yellow pods. I think I counted 14 flowers. My momma would be proud!!
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  • Ron Hannah
    Ron Hannahabout 3 years ago

    These little things are SO tempermental! I learned after murdering thousands of them over the years that, it they are happy and blooming, then CHANGE NOTHING ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE DOING TO CARE FOR THEM! LOL! Watering, light, placement. You obviously found the proper formula! And KUDOS to you for it!!

    I love these little plants! They are among my very favorite!

    And this shot is absolutely beautiful! A fantastic macro shot, well composed and brightly colored. WELL DONE, dude!

  • Many thanks, amigo!!! The only secret I know about these flowers is to water them from below. Dont get the flowers or the furry leaves wet, and make sure the soil is always damp. My mom had a ton of these – she had a very green thumb.

    – Scott Mitchell

  • jeanlphotos
    jeanlphotosabout 3 years ago

    You are doing something RIGHT to get it to bloom…Nicely captured and the colors is stunning…!

  • Apparently!!! LOL – I hate murdering plants. LOL

    – Scott Mitchell

  • virginian
    virginianabout 3 years ago

    More power to ya; I can’t grow these things. LOL. It’s a beautiful macro and your momma would be proud.

  • thanks Judy!! I think she would too. :))

    – Scott Mitchell

  • LimbozArt
    LimbozArtabout 3 years ago

    Yes you momma would be proud – so am I. This image is fabulour – love the colour and soft translucide background – great DOF. Well done Scott.

  • Thank you so much!!!

    – Scott Mitchell

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisabout 3 years ago

    your attention to your mother move me always…wonderful macro with wonderful colors…

  • Thanks Anna – she was my best friend. I cant believe she has been gone for 20 years.

    – Scott Mitchell

  • vigor
    vigorabout 3 years ago

    Very pretty Scott!!!

  • Thank you, Viv!!

    – Scott Mitchell

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52about 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture of these sweet little flowers Scott.

    Cheers Jude x

  • Thanks Jude!! xx

    – Scott Mitchell

  • BingoStar
    BingoStarabout 3 years ago

    Wow Scott that is great. You did gool I love plants but African Violet is not my specialty and my Mom could grow them no problem.

  • same here – I have never been able to keep one of these alive. I’m happy I havent killed this one yet. (yes, I said YET. lol)

    – Scott Mitchell

  • ckredman031762
    ckredman031762about 3 years ago

    I love it. My mother had a very green thumb and when she passed she had well over 1,000 plants. I now have one of my own (and it has not died yet) and I am waiting until it blooms so I can get pictures of my own plant. Very nicely done.

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuabout 3 years ago


  • Many thanks! :)

    – Scott Mitchell

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