On White Collar, El and Peter Burke have one in their living room:
I thought that its first appearance was only in Season 4-5. But in going back at the Season 1-3 episodes, it’s been there almost from the Pilot episode! Reason I wasn’t captivated then was because you couldn’t really see it back then:
It was tucked away in the corner and that corner wasn’t lit or bright. Plus it had a thick woolen scarf draped across it all the time.
There were alot of plants near it too, very busy corner.
Anyhoo. About that indoor greenhouse.
When I get to watch White Collar episodes, I keep thinking, oh yeah, I want me one of those indoor greenhouses. But I never seem to stumble on one when I’m out…
We went to IKEA two nights ago and saw the IKEA Socker for AUD$19.99.
Rather sweet, but it didn’t have a stand (I really want a freestanding one), didn’t look and feel sturdy. So I passed on getting one.
But I did come home and went online to see if I could buy one… Wow they are NOT CHEAP!
Eighty dollars more buys you one with a stand:
I’d *fill it with my miniature maidenhair ferns, dwarf fiddle figs, more ferns, button ferns, a pretty rose cyclamen…
*HPotter provides a helpful list of suitable terrarium/wardian/glasshouse plants:
- Rhizomatous begonias (miniature)
- Rex begonias (miniature)
- Cane begonias (miniature)
- Selaginella mosses of all types
- African violets
- Sinningia pusilla
- Ivies (miniature)
- Muehlenbeckia complexa
- Miniature ferns
- Miniature orchids
- Ficus pumila & baby’s tears
- Tetranema (Mexican foxglove)
- Carnivorous plants
- Viola hederacea
- Artillery plants
- Fittonia (nerve plants)
- Mini hostas
- Helxine (baby’s tears)
I discovered today a beautiful indoor houseplant called the “string of pearls”. It’s a succulent that enjoys a sunny spot in your home:
Glasshouses across the pond
Anyone here know where to score a beauty in Australia? Preferably on a stand and clear glassed.
Btw in the next few days, I will be doing a “White Collar: Let’s Look at El’s Burke’s home and kitchen” feature soon :)