WIN A COPY OF TERRARIUMS BY MARIA COLLETTI
Unless you’ve been living under a mossy log for the last year, you’ll have spotted the rise of the terrarium. Once just an awkward word to pronounce, you can now find terrariums growing all over Pinterest and Instagram, and with good reason. They can be beautiful mini indoor gardens, which give you a chance to design with nature. They’re great botanical companions in the winter months when the garden is too cold, and the perfect solution for anyone who doesn’t have access to a garden but wants to exercise their green fingers.
But if you’re new to terrariums, they can be a little daunting. How do you know which plants enjoy a humid life under glass, what nutrients do they need, how do you care for them once they’re planted and looking pretty? Luckily a new book by Maria Colletti has all the answers.
Maria, a terrarium expert and teacher, makes designing your own interior garden easy with step-by‐step photos, combined with all the information you need about the ‘it’ plants of today – tillandsias (air plants), orchids, mosses, cacti, and succulents, along with terrarium ferns. She takes you through all the basics (the rules of soil, water, humidity and planting), so you can be creative with your succulents!
We have two copies to give away!
Images from Terrariums: Gardens Under Glass by Maria Colletti.
Published by Cool Springs Press (£15.99)
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Cacti, Succulents and Terrariums on Folksy
And if you’re a fan of cacti and succulents, you’ll find botanical art, ceramic planters, handmade vases, glass terrariums, original prints and even cactus inspired jewellery on Folksy. Here is just a taster of what’s waiting for you.
From top left: Concrete Planter by geo-fleur | Wild Window Illustration by HB Illustration | Monochrome Air Plant Pod by Pod | Hand-pulled Succulents Screen Print by Mister Charlesworth | Terrarium Necklace by Finest Imaginary | Geometric Glass Terrarium by August Glass Designs |