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Terrarium Moss
Dan

Terrarium Moss: The Secret to a Vibrant Terrarium

When I’m building a terrarium, I like to consider the lush world of Avatar’s Pandora.  A vibrant, living landscape.  To get this effect in a terrarium, we’re going to need more than a handful of plants. We need the variety of textures and densities in the flora too – and that’s where terrarium moss comes

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Dan

Charcoal for Terrariums – Is It Necessary?

Charcoal comes in many forms, and when it comes to terrariums it can be difficult to know what’s best to use. It can be tempting to use whichever kind of charcoal you already have in your garage, but hold up. You may want to first check first how effective it is and how harmful it

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How Long do Terrariums Last
Dan

How Long Do Terrariums Last?

It goes without saying, we all want our vibrant new terrariums to go the distance. They’re full of life when we first plant them, but how long do terrariums last? When done right, terrariums can live a very long time (we’ll help make sure of that) but the truth is, not all those perfect Pinterest

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Choosing a terrarium container
Dan

How to Choose the Right DIY Terrarium Containers

There are so many potential terrarium containers, the choice is almost overwhelming. Do I want it square or round, big or small, glass or plastic? And so on. After all, pretty much anything fully transparent can function as a terrarium container. But does that mean all terrarium containers are equal? Not by a long shot. 

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Dan

Terrarium Layers: A Step-by-Step Guide

Making a terrarium is a lot like building a house. They all need a solid foundation, some supporting structures, and finally – a whole bunch of plants. Though the materials and shapes may differ, the fundamental terrarium building process is the always the same. It’s all about layering from the ground up, and thankfully, I

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Benefits of Terrariums
Dan

Benefits of Terrariums: 10 Ways They Elevate Your Life & Home

Calling all houseplant and nature enthusiasts. How would you feel about being able to raise a huge number and selection of beautiful plants, without the responsibility of constant watering and care? Sounds good right? Well, if a picture paints a thousand words, then a terrarium must bloom a thousand plants (figuratively speaking). Terrariums come with

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What is a Terrarium
Dan

What Is a Terrarium? (And How Do They Work?)

Almost every time I talk to someone new about my green hobby, I get the same puzzled look and accompanying question. What is a terrarium? Terrariums are miniature gardens, housed inside small – and usually sealable – containers like bottles and jars. As fully functioning (albeit tiny) plant ecosystems, they’re mostly self-sustaining, with the plants

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