As you can see, very well. Almost all of them have flowers. I had to go out of town last month and was a little afraid of how they'd do without me to look after them. Imagine my surprise when they looked better than before I left! Maybe benign neglect really is the way to go.
Of course, this minor success has me longing for more African violets. I even loaded up my shopping cart on The Violet Barn website. I chose miniatures and semi-miniatures because of my space problem. The one I bought as part of my initial assortment is so cute.
Then I remembered the cats.
They look so innocent, don't they? Don't let sleepy Spenser fool you. He's usually the one leading the chase around my living room, hopping across chair backs and onto the dining room table. Nothing is safe!
Still, I'm tempted to chance it. After all, because I'm working on a book that features African violets, they're research, right? And they're so pretty and cheery. There's got to be a way to have more African violets.