Last Updated on February 6, 2016 by Irene Seto
It may be cold and gloomy outside, but it’s always green inside these beautiful moss terrariums. Glass terrarium plants have been around since their kitschy heydays in the 70’s. But these tiny plants have been making a comeback the last few years as do-it-yourself design trends have popularized the terrarium once again. I myself own a few terrariums that I have made for both home and the office. They always bring a smile to my face whenever I see them. I fret over them like they’re my little green cabbage patch babies. If you’re debating whether to add one of these artistic plants to your space, here are 3 really good reasons why you need a terrarium.
They’re just plain ‘ol beautiful.
These dope plants brighten up any living space. Terrariums have a whimsical, woodland quality that brings nature and all it’s beauty inside. They remind me of fairytales – tiny, magical green scenes brought to life much like a snow globe or miniature display. Good things come in small packages.
Terrariums are super low-maintenance.
They act as mini self-sustaining ecosystems that thrive with little light and moisture. Because of this, you don’t need to be a green thumb or have a lot of gardening know-how to make and maintain one of these plants. You can also make ones of these little guys on a budget-friendly list – I’ve done it by finding a glass bowl at the dollar store and sharing costs with a few friends to share supplies for dirt, plants and accessories. As a condo dweller, I also love that these plants are great for smaller indoor spaces and lets me get that “gardening” feel without having to have my own backyard. Seriously, terrariums are the best plants ever.
You can make them as simple or creative as you want them to be!
You can use glass bottles, candle holders, or any kind of glass jar to house your terrarium. You can use sand, gravel, rock and dirt. You can add shells and other decor. You can use different coloured mosses and plants. Big or small, you can stamp your own creativity in each plant design.