(This page updated: 2016-Sep-28)
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: May 10 - May 16, 2016
Location: Calgary, AB
Lakeshore African Violet Society
SHOW: "Natures Rainbow"
Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: St. Philip's Lutheran Church, 61 West Deane Park Drive, Toronto
Toronto African Violet Society
Spring Show: "Gesneriads/Violets on the Move"
Date: Sunday 2016-Apr-03 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Floral Hall, Toronto Botanical Gardens (777 Lawrence Ave. E., Toronto, Ontario, M3C 1P2)
Fall Show: TAVS and TGS Plant Sale
Date: Sunday September 25, 2016 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Toronto Gesneriad Society
SHOW: "Gesneriads/Violets on the Move"
Date: 2016-Apr-03 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Toronto Botanical Gardens (777 Lawrence Ave. E., Toronto, Ontario, M3C 1P2)
Admission: $2.00 US
Fall Show: See Toronto African Violet Society above
Raffle Material: Please remember to bring small healthy plants or leaves, wrapped and labeled.
Project Plant 2016:
Our project plant this year is Newton James Peel, leaves started by Eva.
Project Plant 2014:
Our project plant this year is a pot luck variety of leaves from the AVSC convention
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.
|Wed 2016-Sep-28||Michael Wenzel
Atlanta Botanical Garden
|Wed 2015-Oct-26||Wen Feng
|Wed 2016-Dec-28||No meeting - see Pot Luck|
|Sat 2017-Jan-16||Pot Luck Lunch
Noon at Rita's
|Wed 2017-Jan-25||No meeting - see Pot Luck|
|Wed 2017-Jul-05||Summer Luncheon|
Club Email: Eva
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
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:
Sonia's African Violet Links
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
The Kiwi Violet Room:
Dave's Free Sales Listings:
Kim's Kottage Violets : (Penetanguishene, Ontario) Email:
Lyndon Lyon Greenhouse:
Optimara & Rhapsodie:
Robs Violet Barn:
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.