-Kristin Weeks- Terrariums make a great gift for just about any occasion, and with Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, we thought we’d turn this week’s blog post into a tutorial for creating the perfect terrarium! What exactly is a terrarium? Terrariums are miniature, self-contained ecosystems that make beautiful focal points, are simple to care for, and act as a reminder of our connection to the outdoors. Terrariums can be created in everything from a small spice jar to large blown … [Read more...] about DIY Terrariums | Just In Time for Mother’s Day
-Annette Morgan- Terrariums were first developed by a happy accident. In 1842, botanist Nathaniel Ward was observing insect behavior when he mistakenly left the lid off of a jar. A tiny fern spore germinated in his jar and created the first terrarium, which also came to be known as a Wardian case. There are two types of terrarias classification, closed and open. A completely closed terrarium will develop its own water cycle system via condensation. This mini greenhouse will stay moist and … [Read more...] about Terrarium Tutorial – Build a World!
Terrariums have been an on-again, off-again fad since the mid-1800's and have always sparked the human imagination. No matter their current popularity, these little curios are an interesting addition to any home decor, a great way to connect to nature during the cold months, and a very rewarding hobby. We have a lot of people come into Fifth Season Gardening in Carrboro looking for tips on how to build a terrarium, so here we will cover some basics everyone should know about the components used … [Read more...] about Terrarium Components and Construction