Albuquerque African Violet Club

 2017 Presentations & Events

Our monthly meetings consist of a short business meeting followed by an educational presentation and then fellowship.  The public is welcome!

Note:  dates and times of meetings may change.  Please check the home page for the correct date and time of the upcoming meeting.  

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
(Board meeting at 10:30 a.m. - all members are invited)
"12 Weeks to Blooming Violets"
(In-depth 12 Week Schedule)
by Sharon Shannon

Trouble getting your violets to bloom?  Sharon will give us the keys to getting your violets to bloom in only 12 weeks.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
"African Violet Designs"
by Carol Skaggs
Carol is an accomplished designer who will share the basics of designs with African violets.

February 24-26, 2017
Council Rummage Sale

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
"Let's Have a Show!"
Coordinated by Sharon Shannon

Bring your plants to enter into our informal mock show judged by our own AVSA judges.  Judges will explain how the entered plants are judged per AVSA rules. 

March 17, 2017
Central NM Science & Engineering Research Challenge

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
"Last Minute Show Details" and
"Drying African Violet Blossoms"
By Sharon Shannon and Shirley Tetreault
Sharon, 2017 Show Chair, will discuss last minute prep for the show, after which, Shirley will demonstrate how to dry African violet blossoms.

Annual Spring Show & Sale
"Victorian Violets"

April 22 and 23

Saturday, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Sunday, 10:00 - 3:00 pm

April 28-29, 2017
Council Spring Fair & Plant Sale

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

African Violet Basic Care and Tips"
by Sharon Shannon

How to care for your violets will be presented.  Tips and tricks that will enlighten both the novice and the advanced grower will be presented.  Bring your questions!

May 20, 2017
Council Garden Tour/Lunch

May 28 - June 4, 2017
AVSA National Convention
Wyndham Orlando Resort
Orlando Florida

June 5, 2017
Council Share the Beauty Day

Tuesday, June 13, 201, 12:30
"Annual Summer Luncheon & Convention Debriefing"

Once again, Mary Ann Moreno will be opening her lovely garden for our enjoyment.  Her garden is the perfect place to relax and visit.  Bring a covered dish and  your own table service.  Also bring a list of up to 25 of your favorite African violets.

July 2017

No meeting

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
he 3 P's of African Violets (Pests, Problems, & Predicaments)"

by Dena Brent

Dena is an award-winning grower and AVSA judge.  She will share with us the agony of defeat as well as the thrill of victory with African violets.

August 19 & 20, 2017

African Violets at the ABQ Biopark Botanic Garden

September 7-17, 2017
New Mexico State Fair Flower Shows

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
"Hybridizing Workshop"
by Kathy Hajner
Ever wondered about hybridizing?  Our very own Kathy, who's been hybridizing for years and is now sending her hybrids all over the country as well as overseas, will teach us how she does it.

September 23-24, 2017
Council Fall Plant Sale

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
"Speed Dating (with Violets)"
Coordinated by Sharon Shannon
This program will consist of mini talks on three different African violet topics.

October 20-21, 2017
Council Harvest Fair & Garden Market

November 4-5
Council Annual Flower Show (Holiday Theme)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
(Board meeting at 10:30 a.m. - all members are invited)
"Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses Tour"
by Mary Ann Moreno
Mary Ann, who's personally visited Lyndon Lyons, will give us a slide show tour of this giant African violet hybridizer and vendor.

December 1-2, 2017
Council Holiday Fair Plant & Craft Sale

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 12:30
Holiday Party and Installation of 2018 Officers
Club members will meet at the Garden Center for the annual holiday luncheon.  Plan to be there at 12:30 PM so that we can begin eating by 12:45 PM.  Bring a covered dish, your own table service, and a gift if you would like to participate in the gift exchange.