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    Gesneriads: You Can Grow That!

      Gesneriad refers to a family of plants, mostly tropical, that includes African violets. Most Southwest gardeners like to grow a few houseplants to get us through the off-season, when it is too cold — or hot — outside for our garden plants and us! With gesneriads, you can test your skills at reading clues plants give you and even…

  • Grow African Violets For Indoor Color

    I began my love affair with African violets back when I was living in a college dorm room. With so little space I nevertheless longed to have some flowers growing. Then a friend and I discovered African violets.