Terrariums: Living Landscapes
Beach and MountainsEasy to assemble and care for, the living landscape of a terrarium adds petite personality to every room of the house. Here, a tabletop terrarium depicts the two landscapes of perfect vacations: a sandy beach and a mountain vista. (Hint: place this terrarium on your desk at work to do a little dreaming…)
Beach and Mountains DetailWhite sand and smooth pebbles create a yin/yang effect in a low glass bowl. Plants include false aralia ‘Variegated Galaxy’ and Rex begonia. Make the fence by clipping 3-inch segments from the de-leafed stems of a shrub (we used hydrangea). You could use popsicle sticks to make a cute picket fence.
Desert in a DishA pink earth star (Cryptanthus) is the star attraction in a square glass bowl filled with soil and topped with gravel. Earth stars are extremely easy to care for, love bright light, and can do with little water. Their pink color and finely rippled leaf edges make them a gorgeous tabletop planting for a sunny kitchen or dining room.