Jackie and all,
I'll give you my spin on this subject. If the leaf is
not allowed to bloom because of disbudding, 99% of the
time it is still a viable leaf to produce blooms.
EXCEPT when it becomes located on the lowest level of
the violet. Also, when you disbud, take the tweesers
and pull the flower stalk to one side. It usually
comes right off that way. If you want that leaf to
bloom again after a period of disbudding, never rub
your tweezers into the junction it damages the "eye"
there and it won't be able to try for another flower.
If the leaf is allowed to successfully bloom at a
junction that junction is probably done.
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