Gardening in Glass

Border collie and beer terrarium

Yes, that’s a mini can of Schlitz in the terrarium above (click on the pic and it will get big). Matti transformed a brown plastic dog in to our border collie Max with a Sharpie. Want to learn how to make your own awesome terrarium? Take a terrarium class at workshop. here in San Francisco.  They offer a bunch of rad classes like: Late Night Screening, DIY Living Walls,  Heavy Metal Aerobics and a bunch more.

Carnivorous globe

This is one of our older terrariums. Maybe six months or so ago I threw in some extra sundews I had to see what they would do. I don’t think they love it, but they seem to be doing alright. I don’t really do much with it, except throw some water in every couple weeks. It would probably be happier in a less sunny spot.

Globe close up

Who said you can’t put succulents in a moist, hot spot? Several months ago I stuck some random sedums from the backyard in this closed terrarium and they’re doing fine.


Our underwater ecosystem

We were out back gardening a few weeks ago, when our sweet neighbor Johnny came out with this cool underwater present. If you look super close you can see the big black eye of one of the shrimps in there. There are some tiny little snails crawling around too. I think he made it with stuff he bought at the local aquarium shop. I kind of want to try making my own little underwater world.

Experimental Sundew

One of the best things about sundews is that they reproduce with wild abandon. I’ve harvested tons of babies from my first plant. This guy was jammed in a little glass container about three or four months ago. It’s growing :)

Here are some more cool terrarium resources:

Light bulb terrariums

Flora Grubb’s super cute cube terrariums

The New Terrarium book

Botany Factory

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