San Mateo County
African Violet Society
45th Annual Show and Plant Sale–A Violet Fiesta
In the 19th century, groups of botanists combed through Africa and Asia looking for new species of plants. Deep in the Usumbara Mountains in what is now known as Tanzania, Baron Walter von Saint Paul came across a blue flowering plant and in 1892 managed to send the seeds of these plants to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hanover, Germany. Over a short period of time, the plants were hybridized and blue flowers gave way to the plethora of fabulous colors we now see today in the African Violet.
May 5, 2012
7:00 pm in the Rose Room
San Mateo Garden Center
605 Parkside Way, San Mateo, CA