Bring the Garden Inside with a Terrarium


| 6/17/2010 11:42:27 AM


Tags: Terrariums, DIY, In The News, Samantha Collins, My Garden, Tips,

S.CollinsAccording to The New York Times, terrariums are more popular than ever. These captivating worlds filled with small plants (and even small animals such as frogs or lizards!) can add a little bit of the outdoors to any room. Plus, they are fairly low-maintenance for someone constantly on-the-go.

These miniature gardens can go for a bundle of money at a market; why spend a load of money when you can make one at home? Follow these easy (and fun!) steps to create a little garden with your own creative style.

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Here is a great example of a closed "egg" terrarium.
Photo by ex.libric/ Courtest Flickr
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You will need: an empty glass container, gravel, activated charcoal (if you're using a container with a lid), moss, soil, seeds and optional decorations.

Here are the basic steps to building a terrarium, according to the Terrarium Man.

1. Choose a container. It can be anything you want! It can range from an old fish bowl to a glass bottle.




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