Friday, May 18, 2007

Inspiration: Tabletop Terrarium

City dwellers without yards aren't completely banned from having a green thumb. Thanks to a well-placed tabletop terrarium, anyone can have an exotic garden in their living room. I love the height of this version from Gump's. For something more modern, try these lidded glass jars from Smith & Hawken. They even give you a full tutorial on gardening indoors.

I have a small terrarium in the dining room, but it is currently unoccupied. I guess I need to make run to Hortica on Castro for a few plants this weekend.

6 comments:

love.boxes said...

I think Jane Austen would have had one of these... :)

Nicole said...

hi em - heard about the fire on duboce? did you see it?

nicole

MissEm said...

Fire on Duboce? I must have slept through it. Send me a link.

Jane said...

What a phenomenal idea Em! I've killed two plants already this spring trying to grow them indoors.

Anyone have any suggestions for what to grow in these terrariums, or for easy-to-grow indoor plants in general? I have a lovely flower pot but its contents lately haven't been looking very lovely.

MissEm said...

Orchids, ferns, mosses and any sort of tropical plant would love it in there. The Smith & Hawken tutorial has some suggestions for plants too.

Jessica said...

I've been debating doing an open terrarium. I think it would look awesome on my bookshelf, but I am afraid it won't get enough light. For open terrariums, succulents and cacti work well, I think.