As is not uncommon for people who finds themselves in a “plant based-endeavor”, my love for plants started when I was young, helping in the garden and flower beds and experimenting with ways to grow trees faster using my chemistry set (when that was a thing). This eventually led to my family building a small greenhouse business (in the shadows of the Ford Rouge Plant) that sold herbs and provided work experience opportunities for local youth.
Fast forwarding to today, my plant world is more appropriately scaled for this stage of life, focusing on miniature and semi-miniature African violets (and bonsai for fun). Although most of my plants are vegetatively propagated (which is essential for chimeras and some others) I also venture into tissue culture propagation (because I’m a science nerd). Two of the best things about miniatures and semi-miniatures is that 1) they take up less space you so you have more plants, and 2) there seems to be a never ending supply of new varieties to explore.
The AVSA-named miniature and semi-miniature violets I grow respond in sometimes surprisingly different ways to propagation and culture conditions. I’m learning new things from them all the time.
My mission is pretty simple: sell some violets to make room for more varieties and help others experience the fun of propagating violets.
Thanks for visiting !
N. Pink Mist (N. Berdikova)
For a great selection of leaf cuttings and starter plants please visit our Legacy Violets Etsy Store. Shipping season varies each year but generally runs April through October.