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Ohio State African Violet Society Show and Sale

The Ohio State African Violet Society (www.osavs.org) Annual Show and Sale will be held Friday-Saturday, September 7-8, 2018 at Kingwood Center Gardens, 50 Trimble Rd., Mansfield, Ohio 44906.

Commercial Vendor Sales area will be open 9 am to 5 pm on Friday (in the Carriage House) and 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday. This is a fantastic opportunity to purchase hard to find and rare varieties of African Violets, Streptocarpus and related growing supplies from renowned vendors. (Previous Commercial Vendors have included: Violet Gallery, Fancy BloomersLyndon Lyons GreenhousesViolet Barn and Buckeye Violets.)

The Show will feature plants of cultural excellence from the Society’s members. Show may be viewed from 1-5 pm on Friday and 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday.

The show is free though there is a $5 parking charge by Kingwood Center Gardens. Find more at www.osavs.org




2017 Exhibitors’ and Judges’ School #2

One of the best comprehensive educational opportunities offered to OAGC growers, designers, exhibitors and judges alike is the biannual 2-day Exhibitors’ and Judges’ School. The School also offers attendees a great assortment of vendors. Daily registration is $40 and includes lunch. Read more about OAGC Exhibitors’ and Judges’ Schools HERE.

The September 2017 School #2 topics included Oriental Designs with Myrna Cordray, Color Theory with Mary Lee Minor, Growing, Showig and Judging Roses, Growing, Showing and Judging Dahlias, African Violets and Gesneriads with Vicki Ferguson and Small Gardens with Charlene Thornhill. Plant Identification is also covered. Enjoy the photos provide by Naomi Ormes and Vicki Ferguson.

Oriental Designs Program by Myrna Cordray


African Violets and Gesneriads by Vicki Ferguson


Small Gardens by Charlene Thornhill


Color Theory by Mary Lee Minor