Carnivorous tropical plants in terrariums--more modern glassware for less Victorian look? (though it pains me to describe anything as needing to be "less Victorian")

Project: Notes: - Could be a great way to display African Violets - Use old glass canisters or pickup a reproduction from Target or Garden Ridge

How to use Echinacea: the Immune system stimulent and strep throat remedy

How to use Echinacea: Immune system stimulent and strep throat remedy

Stunning victorian terrarium! I would paint this black and it would be a Beautiful home for My CharlieBoy <3

Antique French Victorian white painted wrought iron bird cage (terrarium) with spider web design standing on a scroll legged base

*VICTORIAN RENAISSANCE RE VIVAL HEXAGONAL TERRARIUM ~ six canted glass sides of the top + bottom section,framed with well carved moldings. The collection of rare plants was a popular pastime + pursuit. "Collectors" would show case their field speciments at home. The terraium is a direct descendent of Wardian case (invented 1829 by Dr. Nathaniel Ward) which can closely replicate the Earth's water cycle, trapping + recycling the available moisture + encouraging growth. English, c. 1860-70.

Terrariums- the ultimate way not to kill your tropical plants in a cold climate. And they look totally creepy.

Simple tips on how to get the best from terrariums, wonderful enclosed gardens   that were popular in the Victorian era.

How to look after a terrarium

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Terrariums were originally made for scientific research, particularly botany & entomology. Invented by English surgeon Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward, the Wardian Case is the ancestor of the modern terrarium.

Terrariums were originally made for scientific research, particularly botany & entomology. Invented by English surgeon Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward, the Wardian Case is the ancestor of the modern terrarium.

This beautiful vintage container garden courtesy of Nature Containers Vintage Garden Art is one of the treasures in our new shade house retail area

This beautiful vintage container garden courtesy of Nature Containers Vintage Garden Art is one of the treasures in our new shade house retail area - Gardening Go

Victorian Terrarium by TamidP

Victorian Terrarium by TamidP

The Victorian terrarium, a glass container filled with plants, is making a   comeback. Here are some examples from leading terrarium designer Ken Marten.

The Victorian terrarium, a glass container filled with plants, is making a comeback. Here are some examples from leading terrarium designer Ken Marten.

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