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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.

1 comment:

  1. The Golden Pheasant is also known as The Chinese pheasant. Its wonderful golden colors have nevertheless given it the more common Golden Pheasant name. The bird is not only super beautiful in colors, but also looks nice! They are native to the western coast of China, but they are also bred in certain places. England is the largest breeder of the Golden Pheasant.

    When the male Golden Pheasant wants to attract his friends or a girlfriend, he shows his feathers. Then comes a beautiful orange cape that covers everything except his glittering yellow eyes. What a picture!
    The Golden pheasant

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