Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Terrariums: Miniature Gardens Under Glass at the Houston Chronicle

Lynn Huber's woodsy terrarium scene includes ducksfoot coleus, chocolate plant,
pilea, earth star, selaginella, aquarium wood and a miniature frog.
Photo: John Everett / John Everett

Kathy Huber penned a nice introduction to terrariums for the Houston Chronicle a few days ago entitled Terrariums: Miniature Gardens Under Glass.  I love the terrarium pictured above and the caption provides the names of a few plants obviously suited to the terrarium environment.  Huber makes a good point about providing even lighting for your terrarium:
Cover, and display the terrarium in bright, indirect light. Rotate the container, if necessary, so all sides get light. Avoid direct rays, or the plants might cook. Huber recommends using florescent lights when no natural light is available.

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