Ever since Creature Comforts posted about Terrariums last October, I have been increasingly enthused about making one of my own.
For those scratching their heads, a terrarium is a container where living plants (and sometimes animals) are kept for display. These miniature self-sufficient environments do not require a lot of light and moisture so they are easy to maintain.
The plants that do best in terrariums are: small ferns, mosses, bromeliads and earth stars, so if you do it right, you can end up with gorgeous displays like the ones above.
I love how they suggest adding in small objects to personalize them, like the dinosaur. How imaginative!
I love the idea of having something living in my room (besides me and miss miu the kitty) and my stunning orchid/moss pot will not live forever and the small single cacti on my display shelf isn't entirely cutting it, so I think I'll give it a shot!
(images from cookie magazine)