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Terrariums a Good Way

Whether or not you have the land -- or energy -- to plant outdoor gardens and beds, you might choose to bring some of the joy of gardening into your home in a small but beautiful way.

Terrariums, glass enclosed gardens, are gaining popularity again, thanks in part to a new book by Tovah Martin called The New Terrarium. And everyone has room for one of these gardens!

All you need is a glass container like an old fish bowl (that you can fit your hand down into), some small gravel and top soil, and small plants. (Notice the Key word "small".)

Just like when you are planting regular pots, you have to add some small gravel to the bottom of the container, and then add the soil. You can plant your greens with your fingers or use small spoons. The terrarium is low maintenance from then on, only needing to be watered occasionally since condensation forms on the walls of the container and the moisture slips down to the soil.

To learn more about terrariums, visit Tovah's website, Terrarium Man or the University of Missouri Extension website.

Top Ten Terrarium Plants

~~ Gold Club Moss
~~ Earth Star
~~ Strawberry Begonia
~~ Impatiens
~~ Hens and Chicks
~~ Boston Fern
~~ Philodendrons (heart-shaped leaves)
~~ English Ivy
~~ Asparagus Fern
~~ Jade plant

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