Have you ever killed an African violet? Kent and Joyce Stork killed their first violet too! They soon mastered the skills for growing the plant and eventually wrote for the African Violet Magazine
, the official publication of the African Violet Society of America, Inc. for over ten years. Their column For Beginners
explained the basic elements of growing violets in an entertaining and straightforward way that anyone could understand.
Now these columns have been adapted and edited to provide even the most novice grower with a step-by-step guide, whether the goal is simply to keep violets alive or to exhibit the plants in competitive shows.
Kent and Joyce Stork have grown violets for over 30 years. From 1991 to 2004 they wrote a column in the African Violet Magazine, which became the foundation for this book. Kent and Joyce are married and live in Fremont, Nebraska, where they own a business specializing in African violets.