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How to Build a Terrarium

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Terrariums are a beautiful accent to a home’s decor. They can be closed or open, but either design utilizes similar principles. A closed terrarium is lovely in its own right, but an open terrarium allows plants to grow up and out of their enclosure. In an open terrarium, plants offer aesthetic beauty and can also help to purify inside air. See how to build a terrarium in this stop motion video, a web extra from the article “A Fresh Take on Terrariums” by Kimberly Charles, from Fine Gardening issue #161.

Early terrariums were built in closed containers. They showcased rare plant specimens, protecting them from Victorian England’s chilly, polluted air. But today’s designs need not be stuffy echoes of a bygone era.

For a chic, contemporary look, try grouping gorgeous plants in an open glass container. Imagine the possibilities: tall, dramatic plants bursting above the rim; flowers or…

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  1. user-7006916 12/19/2014

    This is so cool!

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