Welcome to our African violet website. This year we celebrate 60 years in business! My grandfather, Lyndon Lyon, built our first greenhouse in 1954, and printed our first mail-order catalog on a postcard.
We are pleased to present to you our newest introductions for 2014! As always, we have included many of our favorite older varieties of African violets, as well as varieties from other hybridizers too! We offer many types of gesneriads, as well as several other choice, exotic and unusual "companion plants" and a small selection of terrarium plants.
You can now place your order using our convenient on-line shopping cart system. See the Ordering Information page for details. For those of you who are considering placing an order with us for the first time, rest assured we are a nationally known and trusted company. We ship plants all over the world, with one goal in mind — to provide you with top-of-the-line varieties, most of which are developed right here in our greenhouses. Order with confidence, knowing that your plants will be properly handled and packed by our staff with the greatest care. We receive many letters and email messages from our customers, complimenting us on our packing techniques and the condition of their plants upon arrival.
Our greenhouses are filled with an even larger selection of African violets and gesneriads, plus many other exotic houseplants and orchids too numerous to list. Our personal orchid collection is on exhibit year-round. Cameras are always welcome! If you are traveling near our area (Dolgeville, New York), please come see us.
Winter Shipping in Effect
At this time we are shipping by USPS Express Mail (United States only), and we include heat packs in the shipping carton. Shipping charges will be at our winter shipping rates. (See Shipping Information.) If you place an order now and choose USPS Express Mail (Winter Shipping Only) as your shipping method, your order will be filled and shipped as soon as is practical.*
If, however, you choose one of the summer shipping methods, we will hold your order until our summer shipping season (approximately April 15). Since we accumulate a lot of orders over the winter, those orders placed earliest will be shipped first, and those orders placed last will be delayed until we "catch up," which could take as long as 4 weeks, so please be patient.
*If we get extremely cold weather, we might need to hold your order until the temperatures moderate back upwards, so that conditions are more favorable for survival. On the other hand, if we get a warm spell or if you live in the southern states, we might be able to ship at our summer rates, and we will adjust your total accordingly. (We will always use the lower shipping rate if possible.)
Martha Stewart Show
Paul Sorano appeared in a segment on the Martha Stewart Show on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, representing Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses. They discussed the various types of African violets, how to repot a plant with a neck, and how to propagate from leaves. Watch a YouTube video of the segment.