Our mission at Glenda's House of Violets/Ambrosia Violets is to offer one-stop-shopping to the African violet & other Gesneriads communities. We are proud to offer a large inventory of growing supplies. Check out our store for products you need to grow & show those beautiful, beloved plants! We offer nursery pots (all sizes from 2.25" to 10" & specialty pots), plant grooming tools (we have the COOLEST tool inventory around!!), custom-blended growing & propagation soils, fertilizers, soil amendments, trays, domes, water reservoirs, pest/pathogen control products, plant support rings, & other nursery supplies.

We also offer several specialty items such as USB Digital Microscopes, pH Meters, & water reservoirs. Please visit our store for the latest deals & inventory!

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* * * * GHV IS OPEN!!! * * * *


* We at GHV strive to keep our prices as low as possible for our customers and we love and greatly appreciate all our loyal customers *


* We have experienced recent price/rate increases with both suppiers and the USPS, resulting in increases in both shipping and product prices *

* We apologize for this inconvenience and promise to work hard to keep our shipping costs/prices as reasonable as possible *


Physical store location open for appointment-only visits.


Our online store is always open for your orders.


Shipping is on Mondays & Tuesdays only.

Orders placed by Sunday 6pm will be processed for shipping on Monday/Tuesday.

Stay safe & thank you for your business!

Who Are We?
Glenda's House of Violets


Glenda Williams opened Glenda's House of Violets in 2017 with a goal of being a one-stop-shop for growing products & supplies for all your African Violet, Other Gesneriads, & many other items you might grow in your garden, home, or office setting.

Glenda is a native Texan, gardening enthusiast, and has grown African Violets (AVs) and Gesneriads since the 1970s. She has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology from the University of Houston with 42 years in the Information Technology industry including over 26 years of service with the State of Texas. Her affiliations are:

  • 2nd Vice President, African Violet Society of America (2021-current);

  • Former 3rd Vice President, African Violet Society of America (2019-2021);

  • Former Director, African Violet Society of America (2015-2017);

  • Past President, Lone Star African Violet Council, Texas state AV council (2017-2021);

  • Past President, Central Texas Judge’s Council (2015-2019)– council of AV judges from southern Texas;

  • Senior AVSA Judge;

  • Past Vice-President, First Austin African Violet Society in Austin, TX;

  • Member, Austin Area Garden Council

  • Volunteer Activities where I give back to my community include: Texas/Bastrop County Master Gardener; certifications in Plant Health & Diagnostics Educator, & Greenhouse Management

  • Contact me via email to discuss volunteer speaking engagements to your local horticulture organizations

Check out my 3 presentations available via the AVSA 2020 Virtual Convention Website:



General Information

General Terms & Conditions:

•    Creative Solutions (CS)/Glenda's House of Violets (GHV)Ambrosia Violets is the full name of this company & may be referenced throughout this website as "GHV."

Invoice/Payment Terms & Conditions:


•    Payment in full required before orders are shipped or unless special payment arrangements are made.
•    Credit/Debit Card payments accepted via PayPal for online store orders. A PayPal account is not required to use PayPal to pay invoice via the GHV online store. At checkout, select appropriate PayPal option to allow payment via secured PayPal site. Do NOT send credit card information to GHV for payment.
•    For Local Pickup Orders, a shipping estimate is not included as part of order submitted (Shipping reflects as $0). GHV will manually generate & send via email DRAFT invoice - INCLUDING shipping charges. DRAFT invoice you receive via email requires your immediate response to approve & to process once payment is made via PayPal, check (pre-approval required by GHV before order can be completed), or cash.
•    Buyer is required to approve DRAFT invoice (including correct shipping costs) by responding to GHV email with “Approval to Process” response before order is processed.
•    Inventory is continuously being added to our online store. It is possible some products may not yet be available in the online store. Contact GHV to order products or add additional products to a submitted order. Items can be added either through the online store before order is placed or manually added to your DRAFT invoice before payment is made. Contact GHV for assistance to add additional items, preferably before placing order.
•    At the sole discretion of GHV, some invoice amounts may be adjusted to include negotiated customer discounts.

Shipping Terms & Conditions:

•    Customer pays all shipping costs unless specified otherwise.
•    No international shipping available.
•    Smaller weight & volume orders shipped via United States Postal Service (USPS – www.usps.gov).
•    Other shipping services used for heavier & larger volume orders may include: United Parcel Service (UPS – www.ups.com), FedEx (FedEx – www.fedex.com).
•    Shipping costs are based on zip codes & shipping weight.
•    All orders shipped in order of receipt & payment.
•    Order must include valid street/road address – PO Boxes not acceptable.
•    GHV shipping schedule is Monday and Tuesday. Shipping can be scheduled on other days with agreement between GHV & buyer.
•    Shipping rates are calculated after order is placed & finalized.
•    Buyer pays all shipping costs.
•    LOCAL PICKUP ONLY selection during checkout does not pre-calculate or include shipping charges. Buyer will coordinate local pickup or delivery with GHV at the time order is placed.
•    Special shipping options are at discretion of GHV.
•    Every effort will be made to find lowest shipping rates. Shipping companies continue to raise shipping costs & surcharges so shipping rates are subject to changes at any time.
•    GHV reserves right to charge nominal delivery fee for in-person deliveries.
•    Buyer reserves right to pre-approve nominal delivery fees prior to completion of order.


Product Terms & Conditions:


•    Products listed are for greenhouse use only & not recommended for use in the home. Use in home is at Buyer’s own risk.
•    Limitation of Liability: Use products only as directed. Buyer assumes all risks in using & handling products in any way.
•    GHV expressly disclaims all implied warranties of fitness for a particular purpose & merchantability.
•    In no case shall GHV be liable for consequential, special, incidental, or indirect damages resulting from the use or handling of any products sold by GHV.
•    Damages from use of these or any other products are expressly limited to replacement of product or refund of purchase price.
•    This catalog listing supersedes all previously dated catalogs, printed catalogs, & online listings.
•    Due to increasing shipping fuel costs & manufacturing price & availability changes, prices or availability of products is not guaranteed.

Return & Refund Policy:


•    Thanks for shopping at Glenda’s House of Violets/Ambrosia Violets! If you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase, we are here to help.
•    Previously purchased merchandise must be returned to GHV in order for you to either exchange purchased item for another item (identical or different) or receive store credit.
•    Return postage for product returns/exchanges are your responsibility.
•    You have thirty (30) calendar days to return an item from the date received.
•    You must contact GHV for instructions on how to return items. Returns will not be accepted unless you have first contacted GHV directly (preferably via email or written postmarked letter) & received return instructions.
•    To be eligible for a return, item must be:

      o    Unused, in same condition that you received it;

      o    In original packaging; &

      o    Have original receipt or proof of purchase.

•    Once we receive your item, we will inspect it and notify you that we have received your returned item. We will immediately notify you on the status of your exchange/store credit after inspecting the item.
•    All postage/shipping costs are nonrefundable.
•    Contact GHV to coordinate receipt of a return shipping label for your returns.
•    If you have any questions on how to return your item, contact GHV.

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We look forward to providing you with the best services possible to meet all your growing needs! Please contact us with your questions or if you are interested in any specific products that are not available on this website.

Located about 35 miles east of Austin, TX just off US Highway 290 in McDade, TX.

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829 Old Highway 20, Unit B
McDade, TX 78650-5265


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