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RE: Pardon the Newbie Question: Is this rot? (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: irina_co on 04.02.2012 at 12:45 pm in African Violets Forum

Dead stem -
when you cut a healthy stem - the cut will be green - or reddish green - if this is a violet with red back leaves - with darker dots arund the perimeter - it is plant vascular system - "veins" that pass the water and nutrients to the leaves. Dead - dead stem will be dry, rotten stem will be black. The idea of stopping the rot - is trimming the stem up till there are no black. The last cut should be done with a clean blade not too pass the infection. Rot starts from the roots and goes up - so the center of the crown is the last to die - and if you can save the tip - it roots easily. If your plant starts looking wilted, the leaves lose luster - get it by the stem - and pull it. The rotten roots break easily, the healthy hold really well.

If you do the intervention as soon as the plant starts looking sad - you do not loose the plant - and it will root and back to bloom in 2-3 months. If you procrastinate - too bad...

Keep asking.

Regarding searches- specify several words, put them in quotes to narrow results.

For example :
"african violet" root rot

Search om "images" - you probably find a pic that is relevant faster - and then you can open the site where tis image is displayed.

Good Luck



clipped on: 04.02.2012 at 04:51 pm    last updated on: 04.02.2012 at 05:49 pm

RE: Best sealant for pressed flower greeting cards (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: nanaimopatti on 07.09.2004 at 11:59 pm in Dried & Pressed Flowers Forum

I make pressed flower cards. First I write a personalized note in permanent ink on the front of the card. Then I arrange the flowers - when I am happy with the arrangement I use a glue stick to glue the flowers on. Take a single pce of kleenex and pull it apart so you have 2 pcs. wrinkle it up in your hand then straighten it out. Then I use modge podge to cover the front of the card and lay the wrinkled kleenex on top. Lay a pce of waxed paper on top of this and lay a phone book on top for several days until dry. If you use too much modge podge it does not look great and the card wrinkles - experiemnt until you're happy with it. Have fun.


clipped on: 01.26.2012 at 06:37 pm    last updated on: 01.26.2012 at 06:38 pm