My violets are happy..finally.
I used to buy African violets, enjoy the blooms &
then (gasp) toss them out when they stopped
blooming & became weary looking.
I could NEVER get them to re-bloom.
I'd feed them & get a lot of beautiful leaves but no buds.
Then my friend Janet brought me a violet to plant-sit for her.
It was just gorgeous.
of gardening plants
but can't get African violets to re-bloom?!
Her secret was "water from the bottom"
(this one looks like a painting-to-be!)
Now I gather all my violet babies together & let them soak
in the sink for about an hour.
This makes them very happy....
and a window of morning sunshine helps, too.