13 Review (s)

  1. Dinara ORA30VA. Altai region

    I would like to know about the Australian ivy violet. Is its content similar to that of Uzambar?

    • OOO "Sad"

      Ivy violet prefers diffused lighting and partial shade, with excessive insolation it turns yellow, burns out and develops worse. In summer, it can be taken out into the fresh air and kept with shading on the patio, loggia or balcony. In winter, it is desirable to provide coolness and good lighting.

      It reacts negatively to the drying of an earthy coma - leaves and flowers quickly wither, become smaller. It is necessary to maintain a constant moderate soil moisture.
      During the period of active growth, top dressing with organic or complex mineral fertilizers is needed.

      The plant is undemanding to the composition of the soil, but it develops better on loose, light earthen mixtures based on high-moor peat and humus.
      Almost all year round, you can root daughter outlets and divide overgrown curtains.
      Ivy violet (Viola hederacea) forms numerous rosettes as it grows. Each of them grows long lateral aerial modified stems-stolons, which take root in whorls upon contact with the soil and give rise to new plants. Having planted several young specimens in a hanging planter in the spring, by the middle of summer you can grow beautiful half-meter multi-tiered cascades of "whiskers".

  2. E. SALTANOZA, Uralsk

    Last winter we just had a problem with heating. The temperature in the apartment dropped to +5 degrees, or even lower. And I have a lot of flowers, including those of tropical origin (saintpaulia, calathea, arrowroot). We have adapted to everything, but such a cold snap is contraindicated for them. My Tropicans caught a cold, especially one violet suffered. I overlooked, did not remove from the windowsill.
    First, leaves and buds fell off, then the flower stopped growing altogether. For a long time it stood completely “bald”, without leaves. Everything, I think, the violet died, I even wanted to throw it away, but somehow my hand did not rise. And suddenly I look, closer to spring, the leaves hatched, however, small and of some irregular shape. Here I took up the sufferer: I soldered, fed, and, how warm, I took it out to the balcony. And my violet came to life, fluffed up, dressed up, became more beautiful than before.
    But now I have become smarter - I remembered that I have a couple of old large and completely unnecessary aquariums. And as soon as the temperature in the apartment once again fell below the norm, I put the flowers in the aquariums, and there were containers with hot water. Topped with glass. My flowers don't get cold anymore.

  3. Elena KUZMINA, agronomist, St. Petersburg

    Infusion as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic and sedative for pneumonia, seizures, tinnitus, dizziness and memory impairment: 1 tsp. dry flowers pour 1 tbsp. boiling water for 1 hour, drain. Drink 2-3 tbsp. l. 3 times a day.

  4. Valentina ANDRUSHCHENKO. Harkov town.

    Violets in winter

    When the days get shorter, and the sun rarely pleases with its appearance, the eternal question arises for flower growers - how to place houseplants closer to the light? Having visited my friend Anya, I noticed a collapsible shelf for flowers in the kitchen. It seemed to me roomy, not bulky, neat. The hostess mainly grows violets and treasures every leaf. If any accidentally breaks off, is damaged, spoils the appearance of the outlet - immediately puts it in the water for rooting.

    Violets (photo) - flower types, planting and care

  5. Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

    Growing in the garden

    Violets love sunny, moist, nutritious, drained soil. Watering is required in the zhora and drought. They are fed once in early spring with a complex mineral fertilizer (according to the instructions). They react poorly to the introduction of fresh organic matter. The bushes are divided in September, varietal - cut from May to July (green tops with 2-3 nodes). Seeds are sown before winter in open ground, without sprinkling. Seedlings appear in the spring of next year. Plants are self-seeding.

    F. tricolor - one-year or two-year. With annual cultivation, seeds are sown in February, then flowering will be in early summer. When biennial - June sowing, in late August-early September, seedlings are planted in a permanent place. Plants bloom in the 2nd year.

  6. Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

    Fragrant violet (Viola odorata)

    In treatment
    Infusion for lingering cough, bronchitis, asthma, flu, rheumatic attacks and gout: 2 tsp. fresh flowers without cups or leaves, pour 0,25 liters of water and bring to a boil. Insist 30 minutes, strain. Drink 1 tbsp. 3 times a day. With inflammation of the tonsils, they are used for rinsing.
    Infusion for cystitis, kidney stones and bladder stones, rheumatism and gout: pour 30 g of dry raw materials from the whole plant
    1 liter of cold water for 8 hours. Bring to a boil, cook for 5 minutes, drain. Drink 2-3 tbsp. l. 3-5 times a day.

    For edema, wounds, dermatosis, boils, gruel from fresh leaves is applied to the affected areas or compresses are made from steamed ones. For cancer, seals, immobility of joints and tendons, anal tumors: pour the flowers and leaves with olive oil, leave for 2 weeks in a dark place. Strain and apply to skin.

  7. Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

    Violet tricolor (V. tricolor)

    In treatment
    Infusion for diarrhea, as a diuretic for rheumatism, gout and sciatica: 2 tsp. dry herb pour 1 tbsp. boiling water, leave for 10 minutes, drain. Drink 1 tbsp. 3 times a day.
    In the form of lotions on the face, the infusion helps with prolonged inflammation of the sebaceous glands. They rinse their mouth with toothache, inflammation of the mucous membrane, periodontal disease.
    Decoction for colds, inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract and kidneys: 1 tbsp. l. dry herbs pour 200 ml of boiling water, heat in a boiling water bath for 15 minutes. Cool for 45 minutes, drain. Drink 1/2 s 1.3-4 times a day.

    The wounds are sprinkled with dried herb powder.
    Infusion for skin rashes, boils, eczema: 20 g of fresh grass, pour 1 liter of boiling water in a thermos overnight, drain. Drink 1 tbsp. 3 times a day.

  8. Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

    Usually every summer I buy Wittrock violet seedlings (hybrid varieties) to decorate her courtyard. What soil mixture to prepare for transplanting flowers in a cache-pot? What to feed during the season?
    Nina Makarova

    • OOO "Sad"

      - So that the violets saturated and long, until the winter colds, bloom in a cache-pot, in advance (10-14 days before transplanting) I prepare for 1 container (3-5 l) peel from 2-4 bananas, husks from 2-3 onions and as many egg shells. I grind everything and mix well with soddy soil, water it and leave it to “ripen”. I plant 5-7 violets in one pot. I water it once a week (in very hot weather more often). Before the buds appear, I treat them with a solution of “Potassium Humate” - I dilute it in water so that it is light brown. Then every 15 days I feed with fertilizers for flowering plants (according to instructions). More often it’s not worth it, because the soil is already well seasoned with macro- and microelements, which are in the peel of bananas and other organic matter. Faded flowers periodically delete.


  9. Irina KOCHETOVA, collector of senpolis, Novokuznetsk.

    I read on the Internet that categorically it is impossible to root two cuttings of violets in one cup. And I always do that, and without loss!
    I plant leaflets in a substrate of Klasmann riding peat and perlite. Until the roots appeared, I keep the glasses in the greenhouse. Then I take it out and put it in the pan. In the future, I water the cuttings by pouring water into it. Why is this method better than moisturizing from above? Children jump out like soldiers, because the topsoil does not compact. And the water nourishes the roots, without harming the weak, just-hatched plants. An important condition during this period is lighting 12-14 hours a day.
    When there is not enough space in the cup for the children, I carefully transfer them to a new larger capacity container.

    I pour a fresh substrate on the bottom and sides. If there are already children ready for transplantation, carefully separate them from the mother's sheet, trying not to disturb the earthen lump, and put them in other glasses. Then, in the process of growth, I gradually disconnect the children, making it possible to grow small.

    Violets (photo) - flower types, planting and care

  10. Lyudmila VESELKINA, Voronezh region

    Shelves and lamps - an economic option
    When the window sills in our house densely “populated” the plants, my husband and I decided to build a rack for violets, on which they are protected from the scorching sun in summer and from cold in winter. The goal was set - the construction should be low-cost.
    Waste from the sawmill went to business - trimming boards, bars, battens. At first, the racks for the rack were fastened with screws. Shelves 1 m long were wrapped with food foil - they look neat and reflect light. Above each, LED lamps with a length of 98 cm and a power of 18 watts were fixed. If the shelf depth is up to 40 cm (like ours), one lamp is enough, if wider, two should be hung. Plugs are stuck in the surge protector. I turn off the lighting for the night with the common button.
    Instead of a tube lamp, you can take 2 (if the shelf is wider, then more) energy-saving LED bulbs of 18-20 watts, connect in cartridges on a common wire and install a plug at the end.
    The rack is especially helpful when growing Saintpaulia on a wick - on the shelves it is always light and warm.
    It is good if the lighting is regulated by a timer, but this is an additional cost.

    Violets (photo) - flower types, planting and care

  11. Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

    Perennial garden violets were a popular greenhouse culture. Romantic flowers were suitable for winter forcing, they made out baskets, birthday bouquets, and boutonniere of them decorated lapels and hats. Today they are planted in rock gardens, they decorate the edge of flower beds, decorate the front gardens.

    Although in nature there are about 500 species of perennial violets, in floriculture the varieties of violet hornet (Viola cornuta) and f. fragrant (V. odorata). Moisture-loving plants prefer sunny or slightly shaded places, rich, moist, but well-drained soils. Excess of moisture during spring thaws leads to their death.


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