Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Q&A: Can You Identify Mystery Weblike Substance?

Reader Christina shares some photos of a white web like substance appearing in her terrarium. I am not familiar with this particular affliction but I share in hopes that someone else might have experience with this fungus or insect problem.  The best course of action for a mystery fungus is removal of the afflicted areas.  If the problem persists, you may need to empty out your terrarium and try building it again with new plants and soil.

Christina says "I've been noticing a strange white almost weblike thing growing on the branch points of some of my plants. The plants seem to be growing well but I was just wondering if you would happen to know what it is and how I can fix it. I've just been trimming it off hoping it goes away. I haven't had any problems with bugs in it so I don't think it's a nest of any kind. I've attached some pictures of the 2 plants that seem to be affected. My terrarium has quite a large opening at the top that I never cover and it gets a good amount of sunlight."



Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Pro Terrarium Designer Shares Tips

Photo by Lori Adams,
San Diego Union Tribune
 
 New York Botanical Garden terrarium expert Maria Colletti shares tips from her book "Terrariums: Gardens Under Glass" with San Diego Union Tribune readers. I paraphrase a few tips here, but be sure to read the whole article at the San Diego Union Tribune.

Free Plants: Collecting jade plant pups, succulent pups, or bits of moss from your yard or a park is a great way to obtain small plants to fuel your terrarium fever.  Just be sure to examine for bugs.

Best Face Forward: When placing your plants in your terrarium vessel, turn the plant in place so that its best side faces out.  Angle leaves or branches away from adjacent plants.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Live in a Luxe Terrarium in London

Wardian London, photo from wallpaper.com

Wardian London is a hot new property going up a luxurious residential building modeled after the Wardian case we all know and love. Developers EcoWorld Ballymore, Glenn Howells Architects, and Camlins landscaping collaborate to develop a living space full of exotic greenery, including a lush pool area and pocket gardens on balconies.
'We have identified that people are placing more importance on green space to provide an escape from city life,' says Camlins landscape specialist Huw Morgan. 'With Wardian London, we have woven in elements of greenery into the entire development from the sky gardens to the outdoor swimming pool, and the landscaped spaces within the public areas. Based on the expert knowledge  of our rare plant hunters, we have been able to source more than a hundred different exotic species of plants and flowers from across the world which we will use throughout the development, creating a tranquil oasis that brings the outside in.'

Read more at wallpaper.com.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Exclusive Offer on Terrarium Figurines

Siamsmalls.com fairy figurines for fairy garden, photo by Janet Linn

Thank you all for your interest in The Fern and Mossery Terrarium Mini Ceramic Figurine Set Give Away, as provided by Siamsmalls.com.  The figurine sets have been mailed off to the lucky winners of the contest but you can still get your hands on your favorite ceramic figurines set.

Siamsmalls.com has offered a special discount for readers of The Fern and Mossery, 20% off with promo code "SSFM20". Thanks again to Siamsmalls.com for this give away!