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Friday, December 30, 2011

As the New Year begins...gardening in January

There has been a real growing interest in Terrariums recently. What's so fantastic is you can tend a garden any time of year, it can be complex or simple, exotic, sophisticated or whimsical, in any kind of container imaginable! I think this is such a fabulous idea, which comes at a time when I am having withdrawals from the plants, up until now, I have been playing and doing a lot of creating with. I harvest all kinds of things at the end of the summer, then comes fall with arrangements to be made for Halloween and Thanksgiving and then there are the Christmas plants.......and now I am in need to some sort of plant...but where, and what...and then it hit me TERRARIUMS!  I have always had a fascination with Gulliver's Travels since I was a child...a world in miniature and it has certainly not left me. I suppose that's why Terrariums are so interesting to children as well. Creating a tiny world is just so fascinating, and if the sudden and huge intrest is any indication, I am not alone. If you want to see more, go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/twigterrariums/
For instructions on how to make your own check this our http://www.ehow.com/video_9374_make-terrarium.html

Any container will do, there are even Terrarium lights and earrings, how clever!

You can purchase miniature people and scenes the same place model railroaders go to get the things for their layouts.

2 comments:

Alissa@CraftyEndeavor.com said...

Those are soooooo cool! I would love to have one with little miniatures in it. I don't know if I'll ever get around to making one though.

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

These are BEAUTIFUL!!!! I'm loving your blog Brigitte!!!

XO, Aimee