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African Violets Basket

African violets shine amongst pink Easter eggs in this Japanese oval basket.

Martha Stewart Living, April 2006

This basket certainly is pretty in pink. The anchor of the display is a vintage Japanese oval basket filled with a mix of light-pink, dark-pink, and mauve miniature African violets, which bloom year-round with single, double, or frilled flowers (just tuck pots of them into the basket). Pink grosgrain ribbon trails from the handle to the table, guiding the eye to a collection of pink-dyed chicken and speckled quail eggs. African violets will do best -- and last for months -- in a spot that's about seventy degrees, with bright filtered light, away from drafty windows; be sure not to overwater them.


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