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       An edition of the Florida Connection.

October 2015
The African Violet Council of Florida (AVCF) presents its annual fall show and sale, "Violets by Moonlight".   The location is the Holiday Inn East, I-295 and Baymeadows Road at 11083 Nursery Fields Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32256. The hours are Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 12 pm to 6 pm. The hours for Sunday, October 25, 2015 are from 10 am to 3 pm. The theme is "Violets by Moonlight".   Got to www.AfricanVioletCouncilofFlorida.org for more information.   The Host for this event is the Heart of Jacksonville African Violet Society.   Check out this promo.

October 2014
The African Violet Council of Florida (AVCF) presents its annual fall show and sale, "Violets at the Opera!". The sales room opens to the public Saturday, October 25th from 10:00 am to 6:00 p.m. and the show room opens from 12 noon to 6:00 pm in the Grand Ballroom. On Sunday, October 26th the show and sale are from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The location is the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, 230 West State Road 436 Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714. Please click here for hotel reservations and more show information. Also, check out AVCF's website herePictures to follow.

October 2013
Dani Wyatt and Carolee Carter grew beautiful African violets that placed on the table
of honor at the AVCF "La Florida 500" held in September in Clearwater, FL.
Carolee's expertly grown African violet species took top honors in its class! Below
Dani is shown with her prize winning, Jolly Maiden African violet! Congratulations
to both of you !!!

Please click
here to go to the AVCF website for further details.    

     October 2012

     Pictures of the African Violet Council of Florida (AVCF) convention with the
     theme "Violets and Old Saws"!!  Old Saws refers to "old sayings".

     The first photo is a picture of the beautiful focal point from the African Violet
     Council of Florida (AVCF) October show.  The next two photos illustrate just a
     few of the many beautiful African violets and other gesneriads entered in the
     show.  The fourth photo includes two of our very own AVCO members!  Carolee
     Carter honored our very own Dani Wyatt with her AVCF awards including: 
     Best in Show Semi-Miniature and Best in Class Semi-Minature. 

     For exciting photos from the AVCO member's participation in the African Violet
     Council of Florida's fall show October 19-21, 2012 please click
here or here  for 
     different formats

     For background information on the AVCF's October 2012 show please

    October 2009

    Pictures of the African Violet Council of Florida (AVCF) convention with the
    theme "Romancing the Violet"!!

   The AVCF Award's Table October 4, 2009

    Jay Sespico with his AVCF Best in Show, Rob's Boolaroo, October 4, 2009

Jay Sespico's AVCF Best in Design with the subject "My Heart Will Go On", October 4, 2009

Information concerning the AVCF annual convention and show which was held on October 2-4 in Tampa including the complete show schedule can be seen
here for your reference.

October 2008

The African Violet Club of Ocala (AVCO) hosted the African Violet Council of Florida’s (AVCF) annual show and sale on October 4-5 2008 at the Ocala Hilton where growers from around the state competed for prizes.  The judged show’s theme was “Over the Rainbow,” and hundreds of African violets and other gesneriads were on display.  Dozens of designs depicting various “Wizard of Oz” themes were also on display.   A sales room full of sales plants opened the wallets of many customers anxious to buy the unusual varieties offered for sale.  

To view exciting pictures of the AVCF show please click here.

To view the winning violets and awards list from the AVCF show please click here. 

President of AVCO, Carolee Carter, enthusiastically spoke at the AVCF African Violet Show Awards Banquet on October 4, 2008.

AVCO's very own Dorothy, played by Carol Williams, won Best Novice in the horticulture Division with her Optimara Maine II African Violet.  
Congratulations Carol! 

AVCO member, Carol Carpenter, with her Blue Ribbon Winning African Violet, Carol's Pink Passion.   Congratulations Carol! 

AVCO member, Peggy Waibel, with her Blue Ribbon Winning African Violet, Alamo.   Congratulations Peggy! 

AVCO member, Marge Hendon, with her Blue Ribbon Winning Design.
Congratulations Marge! 

AVCO member, Joy Rohan, put together this informative education display for
the show.  Fabulous display, Joy!

The top winning plants at the AVCF show.


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