Be the master of a mini ecosystem indoors — the low-maintenance, highly rewarding kind that fits any room
Terrariums have been popping up all over the place, from design portfolios to home store catalogs. What’s the attraction? It’s simple: convenience and style.
Terrariums require little watering, take up little space and are generally easy to care for — even for the black-thumbed among us. And these tiny, lush vignettes create interest and liven up a space in a way few single houseplants can match.
Terrariums first gained popularity during the Victorian era after Nathanial Ward inadvertently grew grass in a glass enclosure. They enjoyed a revival in the 1970s, albeit commonly using clunky glass vessels and paired with macramé.
But terrariums today boast cleaner lines and a touch of whimsy. They come in many shapes, sizes and can either be open at the top or have a lid.
- Green and Chic: The New Terrarium (lillyleopard.wordpress.com)
- Terrariums make a comeback for plant lovers and decorators (rapidcityjournal.com)
- Indoor Succulent Gardens for Any Home (apartmenttherapy.com)