Terrariums are a great way to give back to the ecosystem and add a colorful dash of personality to any living space without going overboard. They can include any number of different types of plants, depending on a person’s personal preference and how often they are willing to perform maintenance to keep the plants in tip-top shape. While there are rules to follow if the system is to succeed, a lot of creativity can be put into these through the use of any glass container one can find and the addition of any decorative items one can find.
- Keep a lookout for new and unusual glass containers the next time you’re shopping at a craft store, home improvement store, or discount chain store.
- Remember that many of the plants that do well in the closed terrarium can also be used in an open one; you may simply need to water them a bit more.
- This is the base layer of your terrarium, and it helps with drainage and maintenance.
“In recent years, the terrarium has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity, but the new ones are anything but replicas of the ones of past generations. They are fresh, new takes on an old favorite, and the only thing they have in common with their predecessors is that they comprise clear glass containers and plants.”