Faceted glass and copper-finished metal can add warmth to modern decor in a home or outdoor living space. The 9 1/2-inch tall terrarium is sold by Gardener's Supply Co. and could be the focal point of a tabletop or mantle.
The hexagon Pierre Terrariums can fit into modern, industrial decor inside a home or in an outdoor living area. The terrariums, which have a pyramid-shaped top, are made of leaded glass and zinc. The terrariums, sold by HomArt, come in three sizes.
These terrariums, made of recycled and repurposed glass, include found items, feathers, coral, moss, twigs, seashells and stones. Stained glass artist Sarah Brueck Williams placed those items with "my nursery of plants that need help," such as Aloe juvenna and a few different Echeveria.
Terrariums can hold succulent, sedums and other plants, as well as candles and mini sculptures. These Pierre terrariums from HomArt are made of leaded glass. The one on the bottom right is a dodecahedron-shaped terrarium.
This clever collection of recycled glass terrariums in different shapes displays sedums (such as Sedum spurium and Sedum acre 'Aureum') and succulents such as Variegated Candle Plant, String of Pearls, Propeller Plant and Silver Squill. At the top right, Begonia 'Fireworks' brings in a punch of ruby red. A Hindu rope plant and Mesembryanthemum lehmanni are in the same container in front, near a tiny hens and chicks succulent. They were assembled and arranged by Sarah Brueck Williams, a stained glass artist.
Rose suggests watering your terrarium with a dropper or turkey baster, or try “a watering can with a thin spout that can direct the water to the soil just under the leaves.” The absorbent florist foam will take up the excess water. Trim back plants as flowers fade or leaves grow tall.
Colletti designed this open glass container for use on a coffee table. The moss on the left is Irish moss (Sagina subulata), a lush-looking groundcover with a fuzzy texture. The red center plant, Hypoestes, works as a focal point. Colletti loves baby tears (Helxine soleirolii, in the lower right corner of the container). It's growing next to a creeping fig (Ficus pumila) in the lower right corner. Sheet moss was used in the upper right corner. “The plants are the stars,” Colletti says, “so the top dressing is minimal; clean lines accent a home décor display.”
Large cylinder aquarium scenes with Tillandsia "sea creatures" are a hit with adults and kids, says Wil Gonzalez, owner of W/E Flowers in Uriah, Calif., and a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers. In this one, he's used sedum and the "sea creatures" with stones.