Western Mountains and High Plains
African Violet Society of America
The African Violet Society of America Web site has information about activities of local clubs, and advice on growing, showing, and propagating African violets and other gesnariads. Membership in the society has numerous benefits, including a colorful magazine.
The African Violet
The African Violet Handbook, by Tony Clements (David and Charles Publishers, 2003; $19.99), is a good starter book for learning how to grow African violets successfully. It covers plant care, pests, and diseases, and tips on displaying the plants in your home. A section on commonly asked questions is included, along with a listing of the popular cultivars to help you choose colors and varieties to grow.