Miniscapes: Create Your Own Terrarium


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
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ISBN:

9781743791400

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

160

Dimensions:

20cm x 20cm

Weight:

670g

RRP:

$29.99

Category:

Home and Interiors

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 April 2016

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Clea Cregan

Clea Cregan caught the terrarium bug about seven 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 photos of captivating miniature environments, tiny little landscapes enclosed in glass. It was appealing that, once established, these gardens would be self-sufficient, needing little care: perfect for the lazy gardener. The connection was instant