Terrariums for Today
Do you like terrariums? So do I! And the good news is, they have come a long way since our parents’ and grandparents’ day (helloooo, fish bowl with driftwood and ferns…). We have so many more updated, cool, funky and unexpected options when it comes to these little ecosystems — but if you’re not convinced, here’s a Terrariums 101 course for you, via an article I wrote for Fix.com.
The key is to use clear glass containers in updated shapes and sizes, and use fresher/cooler plant material like succulents and airplants, then pay attention to decorative details. You can make a tiny terrarium or a ginormous one — it’s up to you!
Be careful about maintenance, though — it’s very easy to overwater and rot your plants out, especially with arid plants like succulents, cacti and airplants. With these types of plants, an eyedropperful of water will be your best friend. With other plants that like more moisture or humidity (ferns, for example), use the spray bottle to add a mist of water to the foliage (think rainforest here).
With a little pre-planning, these tiny gardens can become the focal point of nearly any room in your house. Go ahead — try it! You know you want to, you little trend setter.