Houseplant Order from Glasshouse Works: Fluffy Ferns!!!

Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Suzi Wong’.

Many moons ago I had a large, fluffy, and lovely ‘Suzi Wong’ fern—but then I neglected it. Take my advice, this is NOT a houseplant that likes to be ignored or forgotten.

Before you know it, the thing will look entirely toasted if you’re not paying attention, and you will regret it. High humidity and lovingly caring for its every need are what work best for this fine-looking specimen houseplant.

This time around my little princess is going to make it because she’s a beauty and I’m going to give her what she deserves.

The three ferns I recently purchased from Glasshouse Works.

For years I’ve regularly ogled the lists of plants offered by Glasshouse Works. Then a few years ago I ordered plants from them, but I hadn’t done so since that time.

This past month I started to think about Suzi again, so I looked her up. Of course! Glasshouse Works sold them, and they had the impossible-to-find ‘Verona Lace’ fern too. Yes!

Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Suzi Wong’.

As you can see, the delicate ‘Suzi Wong’ fern has already been a bit neglected by me. Since I plan to finally pot her up this week—and am dedicated to giving her whatever will keep her happy—I think this time I’ll succeed. Hopefully in a few more years I’ll be divining this plant.

We will see.

Protoasparagus plumosus aka Asparagus setaceus.

Admittedly, they sent me an extra (free) plant and I never checked back with them to see if it was some kind of mistake. (I swear they did NOT know I was a blogger.)

Was I pleased? Of course!!!

An Asparagus fern for me? Why yes! Thank you!

Protoasparagus plumosus aka Asparagus setaceus.
I had one of these plants before too but let’s add this to the litany of confessions today: I neglected it. That’s sad since the last one I had was grown from seed.
Sometimes I am a horrible plant mommy.
Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Verona Lace’.

The other jewel in my order was the ‘Verona Lace’ fern. Ok, I may have killed one of these in the past but it was before I had indoor lights for my plants. Anyway, it’s an absolutely graceful and serene fern. I have only seen one mature plant at my old employer’s home and it was the most enchanting thing. It drapes. It sways. It chops the air. It’s legend. (It’s also famous for growing very slowly, hence, it’s rarity.)

Overall, I give Glasshouse Works a huge double thumbs up! I’m a huge lover of houseplants and they offer so many that are really difficult to find. Check them out if you haven’t already.

(PS: Where do you like to shop for houseplants and tropicals online? They also specialize in a lot of terrarium plants but I’m looking for some Begonias. Thoughts?)

Oh You Adorable Terrarium Christmas Tree!


If you’re anything like me, right now you have a few extra plant cuttings gingerly placed in beautiful vases along your kitchen windowsill so that you can “make more plants”. Again, if you’re anything like me, your entire windowsill is filled with these tiny little babies and that’s just how it is in your home.

This Christmas I became more proactive than usual when the vases filled up with that characteristic hint of green gunk. I don’t know what it is and I don’t really want to know, so I just moved them on in the propagation process and potted them up—sort of.

These little glass balls are for crafting Christmas ornaments and in this case, that is what I made, right? At a thrift store I found this cute little red metal tree, for displaying Christmas bulbs I guess, so that’s exactly what I did. The great part is that it makes one heck of a Christmas decoration, the bad part is that these little glass balls are quite delicate. What I mean by that is that if you overload one, the little metal thing on top will just pull out and you’ll have one little mighty holiday mess you just don’t need.

On the other hand, these will then make great gifts for those friends or family members who get it. Not everyone will understand a gift that they need to break the glass in order to enjoy. Oh right, and then they have to buy a pot and have some soil sitting around to keep it alive. It’s the gift that keeps on needing, but it does come from the right place.