Landscape Design forum: Design Trend: Terrariums

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Name: Red
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knoxred
Feb 12, 2011 10:12 PM CST
Terrariums are making a big comeback! Already a growing trend from last year, terrariums are really taking off this year as this long snowy winter is helping to increase interest in indoor plants, and terrariums are a really low-maintenance way of having houseplants. They limit the need for watering and they protect the plants from curious pets.

Here are a couple photos from the the Erin's Meadow Herb Farm booth at the Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show.


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Name: Red
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knoxred
Feb 12, 2011 10:20 PM CST
A fantastic book by Tovah Martin gives you all the information you need to assemble your own stylish terrarium. (They've come a long way since our grade school science projects.) I was able to find the book at my local library last month. It's a quick read, with loads of photos and terrarium friendly plant lists.
Name: Red
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knoxred
Feb 12, 2011 10:32 PM CST
Here's an article from last summer in the New York Times. terrarium article
Name: Susan
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Tallulah_B
Jul 12, 2011 9:11 PM CST
Terrariums were huge in Victorian times, then made a comeback in the 60's......... now here we are again, with them making Another Comeback?!?! Blinking
Susan
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fiwit
Aug 18, 2011 11:45 AM CST
Susan, I remember them also being huge in the 70s... when I was in high school, we had a huge glass bottle (the kind they used for water coolers) that Mom used to make a terrarium. That would have been after 1975.

I had no idea they came back in the 60s (too young, I guess Whistling ) Hilarious!
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Name: Susan
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Tallulah_B
Aug 18, 2011 12:08 PM CST
hmmmm maybe it was the 70's..... I would have been in my 20's and I remember having one in my home, so that would be about right. *Blush* Sticking tongue out
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fiwit
Aug 18, 2011 12:12 PM CST
They made a come-back IN OUR YOUTH -- yeah, that's it! Who needs to worry about which decade it was? Hilarious!
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Name: Susan
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Tallulah_B
Aug 18, 2011 12:31 PM CST
absolutely Right, Mary!! (thanks for pulling my age "out of the fire"..... I'm "burned up enough" with how old I am Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Susan
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Name: Teresa
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bluegrassmom
Dec 7, 2012 1:04 AM CST
I agree with 70s. I was but a teen then. What is more ideas to put them in?

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