Pause and Remember – 4/13/2012

Success with an African violet – a rarity for me

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

6 thoughts on “Pause and Remember – 4/13/2012”

  1. That is so beautiful! I brought one back from one tiny leaf after the rest died – and then it froze just at blooming time in a snap freeze!

  2. I have always liked violets, in fact I think it is flower for those of us born in February. I have tried, not recently, but never have quite the right window for them but then I don’t have much of a green thumb..

    1. I’m notorious for killing off house plants, but in this case I had to move it from a kitchen windowsill to make room for my Christmas display and happened to put it in exactly the right spot at a window by my sewing machine. Apparently, it’s just right for sun and heat from an air duct plus every time I sit down to sew (which is at least once a day) I remember to water it. It’s flourishing now – I’ll have to see how it does when the air conditioner is on.

      Have a nice weekend. Lillian

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