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Forum is Closing... will be expanded!

While the VV Forum is closing.... the many pages of information and educational discussions that are WORTHY of archive, will be saved. The forum closure is effective April 1, 2018... and mid-summer, VioletVoice.Com will be online with expanded content. There are many charts, articles, interviews from the original MSN group and from the Yuku forum that will be available. THANKS to all who worked so many hours to create the FUN we had for fifteen years!!!!

Fifteen Years of Our History!

Violet Voice began in 2001 as a 4 page newsletter I printed on my home printer! That first issue had a distribution of 25! In 2002... the recent issue of African Violet Magazine gave the info for an African Violet Newsgroup.... and I discovered there were several online forums/groups ... all about African violets. WOW! I opened a MSN group called The Violet Voice, as a place to share photos of my violets... Laurie was the first member, and soon there were 36 members! I would like to GIVE CREDIT to those first Charter Members, whom I count as Real Life Friends! Our first Violet of the Month winner! By 2003, we were holding a Violet of the Month contest, planning our first Virtual Violet Show, and there were so many posts, it was hard to keep up each day. We began to assign duties to other moderators and administrators. Soon, it took the pages of three group sites to contain all our information, discussion and projects! Our membership in 2008 numbered 795. L

One Last Drawing for Free Plants

In the past, I hosted a MailMan Drawing in the past... Let's do it one last time! The mail count is scheduled again this year, with the number of mail pieces delivered  will help determine my mail man's salary. So, here are the rules. My mailing and email address are included in the pdf file ... for web security. Spring 2018  AV Box Drawing I want to help my wonderful mailman during his two weeks of 'Mail Count' which determines his salary.   So, I decided to host a drawing for FREE PLANTS! Terms: 1) There will be 5 entries drawn, each winning a box of 5 African violet starter plants, postage included!  Shipping will be by Priority USPS postage to continental USA addresses only.  Shipping will be when weather permits:  possible dates from March 15 to May 1st 2018.  Winners will be notified before shipping. 2) Entry is by sending a list of your first 5 choices of cultivars you want, and 5 substitutes. First come, first serve.  Some cultivars ar

David Senk -- Wizard of Wasps! (Interview)

The Wizard of Wasps and Unusual Hybrids!     David & Alessandra Senk All photos in this interview copyright © of David Senk The Violet Voice is pleased to present an interview about that unique african violet hybrid called the Wasp.  Some people love them and others wonder what anyone sees in these strange plants.  Whatever the case, our interview with David Senk is certainly interesting and you are about to see some new wasps and other very unusual plants. About David and His African Violet Hobby:   I am a 42 year old chemical engineer working in the electronics industry (or what remains of it!). I am a member of the Love for Wasps group on Yahoo, as well as the Yahoo African Violet hybridizing group and the Streptocarpus group. As far as other hobbies go, I am a private pilot, a hang-glider pilot and instructor, although I've taken a brief break from both the last few years because my weeks simply ran out of hours! I also enjoy studying for