fell in love at first sight

When I was a teenager, I visited an old man's house and I fell in love with Saintpaulia at first sight. Saintpaulia is not a man but a flower.
She was very cute and I knew that you can grow it from a cut leaf to see some pots having a leaf each and some pots having a leaf with a few tiny leaves each at his house then.

After I came home, I bought a pot with flowers of Saintpaulia and I cut the leaf and I grew it on another pot. But it didn't grow and I couldn't see even its new tiny leaves from the leaf. And since then I had have tried some a few times, but I had failed always have always failed.

There are many kinds of flower of Saintpaulia such as various colors or various petals.
My favorite flower is purple and having five simple petals not wavy or not more than five petals.

Fortunately my Ikebana teacher has some right my favorite Saintpaulia pots and luckily she gave me a few leaves to grow.
Then finally I succeeded in having a flower for the first time!
It took more than two years to grow and I realized then that the reason why I failed was that I couldn't wait for such a long time.

Oh, she is so lovely! At last my dream of thirty years ago came true now.
Whenever I see her, she makes me feel happy.


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I am grlowing Saintpaulias in the office.
I agree with you. They're so cute!

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Hello, Sakulanbo

Thank you very much for your comment.
I think it takes a long time to grow, but it's easy to take care.

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Oh my goodness! I thought I recognized it. My mother calls it an "African violet." It's my mother's favorite flower. How delightful!

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Hi, Always visiting

Thank you very much always.
I'm waiting for the next flower, but it will take a long time.
The longer it makes me wait, the more I like.


Welcome to my blog.
I'm married and we have a son. I live in Hokkaido, Japan.
I like handmade things and Ikebana(arranging flowers).
I hope that you enjoy my articles and photos.

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