Library

The TAVGS Library Collection

If you are looking for information about growing African violets or gesneriads, take a look at the Toronto African Violet and Gesneriad Society Collection in the Westin Family Library at the Toronto Botanical Garden.

 
Toronto African Violet and Gesneriad Society - Library Collection
Located in the Westin Family Library at the Toronto Botanical Garden
Updated: October 2017      
       
Title / Author  ISBN  Type  Qty
       
Horticulture      
African Violet & Gesneriad Questions Answered by 20 Experts - Helen VanPelt Wilson, 1966 66-16911 Book 1
African Violets – Tony Clements, 1988 0-7153-9187-9 Book 1
African Violets and Flowering houseplants 0-89721-042-5 Book 2
African Violets Back to the Basics, Your Questions Answered - Melvin J. Robey, 2006 9781425962012 Book 1
African Violets Gifts from Nature – Melvin J. Robey 1988 0-8453-4766-7 Book 1
African Violets For Everyone - Ruth Coulson 9780646485676 Book 1
African Violets- Queens of the Indoor Gardening Kingdom – Melvin J. Robey, 1980 0-498-02349-4 Book 1
African Violets- The complete guide- Joan Hill & Gwen Goodship 2001 1-86126-150-0 Book 1
All About African Violets – Montague Free - 1951 - Book 1
All About African Violets - Montague Free, Revised & Expaned by C.M.Fitch, 1979 385145217 Book 1
All About House Plants - Montague Free, Revised by Marjorie J. Dietz, 1979 385135327 Book 1
An Introduction to Gesneriads- John Beaulieu 1999 - Book 1
AVSC Convention Manual   Binder 1
Colourful World of African Violets - A.G.W. Simpson, 1983 727018035 Book 1
50 Years with AVSA   Book 1
128 Houseplants You Can Grow - Rob Herwig, 1971 7280070 Book 1
El cultivo de la Violeta Africana, Sociedad Peruana de Violetas Africanas, 2004 15011620046571 Book 1
Everyone's Book of Houseplants - Alan Titchmarsh, 1981 600374920 Book 1
Gesneriads and How to Grow Them-1967 - Book 1
Greenhouse Gardening- Ethne Clarke 1-85648-297-9    
Growing African Violets in Southern Africa - Joan Halford 0-620-19489-8 Book 1
Growing African Violets in the Home- Muriel F. Milsted - 1958 - Book  
Growing To Show – Pauline Bartholomew - 2008   Book 3
Handbook for Growers, Exhibitors & Judges 1998 - AVSA - Binder 1
Handbook for Growers, Exhibitors & Judges 2012 - AVSA - Binder 2
Handbook on African Violets and their Relatives - Book 1
Houseplant Survival Manual -William Davidson, 1982 831742518 Book 1
How to Grow African Violets – Sunset Books   Book 4
How to Know and Grow Gesneriads   Book 3
Illustrated Encyclopedia of Houseplants, 338 Illustrations, 1988 1856480682 Book 1
Insect and mite pests of African Violets – Charles L. Cole 0-9739114-0-9 Book 1
Insects, Pests & Diseases of the African Violet Family – Nancy Robitaille- 2005 0-9739114-0-9 Book 4
Plants that really bloom indoors - Virginie F. & George Elbert - 1974 671217976 Book 2
Saintpaulia – The History and Origins of the African Violet- Francine Pilon- 2012 9782981317407 Book 1
The Basics – A guide for all Gesneriad Growers- Monte Watler   Book 1
The Miracle Houseplants – The Gesneriad Family - Virginie F. & George Elbert, 1976 0-517-52532-1 Book 1
You Can Grow African Violets - Kent and Joyce Stork, 2008 9780595-443444 Book 2
       
Design      
Container Gardening – American Horticultural Society   Book  
Container Gardening- Ray Waite-1994 1-85732-900-7 Book 1
Dried Flower Arranger’s Companion – Kym Hatala 1994 1-85348-655-8 Book 1
Forever Flowers – Bernice Peitzer 0-87341-805-0 Book 1
Flower Arranging- An illustrated Guide- Anne Effelsberg, 1995   Book 1
Gardening in Containers 0-89721-020-4 Book 1
Garland Circles & Decorative Wreaths 0-7548-0179-9 Book 1
Houseplants and Container Gardens-1996 0-87596-673-x Book 1
Miniature Gardens, Fairy, Dish Gardens, Terrariums--Indoors and Out - Elzer-Peters, 2014 9781591865759 Book 1
Miniature Gardens- 1975 0-448-11996-x    
New Ways with Fresh Flowers - 1996 1-86035-019-4    
The Book of Flower Arranging – Fresh, Dried & Artificial, Mary Forsell - 1987 0-89471-527-5 Book 1
The Complete Guide to Flower & Foliage Arrangement 0-85223-144-x Book 1
The Container Expert – Dr. Hessayon      
The New Flower Arranger – Contemporary Approaches to Floral Design –Fiona Barnett - 1998 1-85967-080-6 Book 1
The Step by step guide to Flower Arranging 0-89009-827-1 Book 1
       
Periodicals      
African Violet Magazine – African Violet Society of America December 2010 –present Magazine    
Chatter- Journal of the African Violet Society of Canada, July 2009 - present Magazine    
Gesneriads – Magazine of the Gesneriad Society, July 2008 - present Magazine    
The Empire Violet Magazine, New York State African Violet Society, March 2008 - present Magazine    
       
Multi Media      
African Violets for Everyone: An Illustrated Guide, 2008 - Ruth Coulson   CD 1
African Violet Trailers   DVD 1
African Violet Troubles   CD 1
Gesneriads Alpine   CD 1
Gesneriad Society Convention, July 2012, Seattle, Washington, USA   CD 1
Gesneriads in the Wild, 2006   CD 1
Judging Gesneriads   CD 1
The Pittman way of Growing   CD 1
Species to Spectacular   DVD 1
Thrips Last Stand by Kathy Brewster   CD-R 1
Violets Bridge Borders, AVSA 2012 Detroit   DVD 1