Fans of the Seattle African Violet Society and the Puget Sound Gesneriad Society will be happy to learn that their popular annual show and sale will be held at the Conservatory in Volunteer Park this spring.
The Seattle African Violet Society presents:
Because African Violets thrive in most indoor environments many have already found a place in our homes and our hearts. At this event both the original species violets and many gorgeous new hybrids will be exhibited and offered for sale.
There will also be examples of the designer’s art. The show schedule includes categories with charming themes for flower arrangements as well as live plantings.
The Puget Sound Gesneriad Society presents:
The “other” gesneriads hail from many diverse places and climates so they offer a range of options for hobbyist to explore. Streptocarpus and petrocosmea prefer cool and bright, while vining plants such as Columnea enjoy moderate temperatures with higher humidity and lots of light. These plants also vary in their cycles of growth. Some go dormant for part of the year and re-sprout from tubers or rhizomes.
The shapes, sizes and blossoms exhibited will cover a wide range as will the sale offerings.
These two organizations have held this event jointly for many years.
The Seattle African Violet Society draws members from the
greater metropolitan area as well as adjoining communities.
Established as a chapter of the African Violet Society of
America in 1959, It has presented judged plant
shows and sales of hard-to-find plants annually for many years.
SAVS President: Jennifer Lambert firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings held from September to June on the third Saturday or Sunday of the month at Seattle public libraries.
Check out the SAVS website at Seattleviolets.com for meeting locations and details. Also, follow them on Facebook at Seattle African Violet Society. Find more information at the African Violet Society of America’s website: www.avsa.org.
The Puget Sound Gesneriad Society includes members from communities all up and down Puget Sound including British Columbia. It was established as a Chapter of the international Gesneriad Society in 1974.
For many years the group has presented annual judged plant shows and sales of gesneriads and other hard-to-find plants, usually jointly with SAVS. See above.
PSGS President: Heather Dunn Hlbillups@gmail.com
Meetings are held from September to June on the 2nd Sunday of the month. Locations vary.
Find more information on the Gesneriad Society website www.gesneriadsociety.org. Included are useful links including one to the Gesneriad Reference web which presents photos and cultural tips for many hundreds of cultivars.
AVSA and PSGS are most grateful to the Seattle Parks Department and staff of the Conservatory, as well as staff of the Friends of Conservatory in Volunteer Park for this opportunity.
April 25, 2020
April 25, 2020
Sharon Priebe Education Wing
Behind the Volunteer Park Conservatory