Create Your Own Terrarium
HardcoverPublished: 1st April 2016
The idea of growing plants in containers is certainly not a new one. Sea travellers in the 1700's would use sealed transparent cases to transport plants on long journeys by sea. Merchants would import ferns, orchids and exotic plants from warmer areas in the world. They were an effective way of controlling temperature and moisture levels thus keeping the plants alive.
Today, terrariums are the perfect type of garden for the apartment or city dweller starved of nature and lacking space, time or patience for maintenance. A terrarium is a miniature landscape with small plants, rocks, soil, moss all within a clear glass container. These tiny gardens often simulate real life landscapes. This book will guide you step-by-step through the process of putting together your own beautiful living sculpture that can be adored all year round, whatever the weather outside.
16 projects cover four different biomes:
- Air plants
Terrariums bring people and nature together without even going outside.
About the Author
Clea Cregan caught the terrarium bug about 7 years ago. Browsing through a country op shop she stubbled upon a beautiful worn book about terrarium gardening from 1975. The pages were filled with beautiful photos of captivating miniature environments, tiny little landscapes enclosed in glass. The appeal, that once established, these gardens would be self-sufficient and would need little care was very appealing. Perfect for the lazy gardener. The connection was instant, soon Clea was filling any glass vessels she could find with these little green worlds.
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st April 2016
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 20.0 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 23.63