(This page updated: 2013-May-24)
Oakvile African Violet Society is a member of Oakville
Community Group Affiliations (CORE).
CORE is a membership-based program that offers community groups and
organizations support in delivering their community support, educational
or recreational activities and services to the community.
CORE group listing are available in the Parks, Recreation and Culture program guide.
Membership dues are $20.00 ($30.00 for couple). Visitors are always welcome.
(The school doors are often locked, so call to let us know you are coming.)
We use an entrance on the west side of the building behind the greenhouse.
The driveway is a little hard to see, it is immediately after the school's
main circular driveway.
Map to school (New Mapquest window)
Meetings are from 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
African Violet Society of Canada
Date: April 23-26, 2014
Location: Westin Prince Hotel (900 York Mills Road, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 3H2)
Admission: $60.00 US
Lakeshore African Violet Society
SHOW: "In Tune with Violets"
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: St. Philip's Lutheran Church (61 West Deane Park Drive, Toronto, Ontario, M9B 2S1)
Toronto African Violet Society
SHOW and SALE: "Violets for all Seasons"
Date: April 21, 2013 - 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Toronto Botanical Gardens (777 Lawrence Ave. E., Toronto, Ontario, M3C 1P2)
Toronto Gesneriad Society
57 Annual International Convention
Date: July 2-6, 2013
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel (370 King Street, West, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 1J9)
Admission: $60.00 US
Propagating Mix: A blend of large chunk vermiculite and perlite will be available for purchase at $1.75 for a 3 litre bag. This mix can also be used to lighten any commercial African Violet soil.
Raffle Material: Please remember to bring small healthy plants or leaves, wrapped and labeled.
Project Plant 2012:
Our project plant this year is "Optimara Hawaii"
Standard; Semi-double; Bi-color, purple with a white edge.
AVSA Registration Number: 6558/8314
Previous Project Plants:
Hints on Watering: It seems Oakville has changed to a "stabilized" chlorinating system. It doesn't evaporate out of the water, so leaving the watering can overnight isn't enough anymore. Members have been going to the pet store and getting "water conditioner" from the aquarium section. Two drops will condition a 10 liter pail of water in five minutes.
Growing Tips: Gesneriads need only a weak solution of fertilizer. In case they have dried out a little too much because you just couldn't water them when they really needed it, don't use any fertilizer, just clear water. The water should be luke warm, water at room temperature may sometimes be too cold.
|2012-Sept-26||Achimenes 2006 TGS DVD|
|2012-Oct-31||Plant Starting/Rooting Methods|
|2012-Nov-28||Gesneriads Hidden Jewels 2006 DVD|
|2012-Dec-26||No meeting - see Pot Luck|
|2013-Jan-19||Pot Luck Dinner
at Sylvia's home in Milton
|2013-Jan-30||No meeting - see Pot Luck|
|2013-Feb-27||New Violet Varieties
|2013-Mar-27||Gesneriads Artist Palette 2007 DVD|
|2013-Apr-24||New Violet Varieties
Talk from 2012 AVSA Convention
|2013-May-01||Mississauga Senior Centre|
|2013-May-29||TGS Convention 2007 DVD|
Mrs. Barb Post 905.845.1550
Mrs. Rita McPhail firstname.lastname@example.org
Oakville African Violet Society
1224 Sprucelea Drive
To get lots of information, join Some Mailing
Lists such as Canadianavx on yahoogroups.com. If you have trouble
joining the list, contact
Ask and get answers to your questions at Garden Web - African Violets
This site provides a Calendar of Canadian AV Events
You'll get 6 big, colorful issues annually for the low membership price you select at the AVSA secure website.African Violet Society of Canada Join AVSC Today Click the logo to join
"African-violet and Gesneriad NEWS", has ceased publication (2005-June)
American Gesneriad and Gloxinia Society:
Garden Guides Page on African Violets Marie likes this site.
Gesneriad Reference Web : (Ron Myhr's site with lots of good photographs)
Gesneriad Photos Page:
Canadian Growers and Hybridizers:
Carlos Becca: (Edmonton, AB)
John Brownlie: (Mississauga, ON) "ACA's" violet varieties Email:
Carol Eros: (Edmonton, AB)
Bruno G: (Mississauga, ON) "B-Man's" violet varieties
Harster Greenhouses : (Dundas, ON) "Anthoflores" violet varieties Email:
Violets in Vogue : (Sidney, BC)
Violets-O-Ley: (Pointe Au Baril, ON) Look for her on eBay
Living Springs Greenhouse: (Fergus, ON) Look for him at the Guelph Farmer's Market
AV Calendar from Australia (on eBay ends 2006-Nov-23)
The Kiwi Violet Room:
Wanganui African Violet & Gesneriad Club:
Saintpaulia in Belarus Grower of African violets offers a photo gallery of varieties, as well as some photos of Streptocarpus. Site in Russian and English. Has pictures of succulents, too.
Dave's Free Sales Listings:
African Violets by Florals of Fredericks:
Kim's Kottage Violets : (Penetanguishene, Ontario) Email:
Lyndon Lyon Greenhouse:
Optimara & Rhapsodie:
If you have a high-speed internet connection and can figure out how to connect a microphone or headset, you may want to try it too.