Today I have an awesome resource for you. Learn the art of making indoor gardens. Have you ever seen fancy terrariums and thought I want to make one. But, never did. Or maybe you did but, something went wrong? With this resource for creating terrariums you’ll find all the ins and outs of how to be successful building them. They make perfect gifts, home décor and are even great projects for a classroom.
The book is Terrariums Gardens Under Glass by Maria Colletti. It’s a book about designing, creating and planting indoor modern gardens. I’ve tried to create a terrarium garden before. Then I did I found out there is a lot more to it than meets the eye. This is a great resource for anyone wanting to DIY their own terrariums. Today I’m sharing some of the things I found out from the book along with my review.
Terrariums Gardens Under Glass
Craft Book Review:
Quick Overview of Chapters:
- The Basics
- The Glass Vessels
- Getting Started
- The Plants
- Modern Indoor Gardening
- Resource Guide, Glossary & Index …
Over view of the craft book:
The author Maria shares insider tips from years of experience. She shares what worked and did not work for her when designing and maintaining terrariums. She also shares tips from other industry retailers, growers and designers.
What you’ll find in the craft books chapters:
- In chapter one it covers different designs, themes or seasonal ideas.
- Chapter two covers the basics. Covering tools, ingredients, the importance of various soils. It also touches on top dressings and designs.
- Chapter three offers many types of options for housing your terrariums. From traditional, unique, glass to modern.
- Chapter fours offers step by step images. This is helpful for creating your own terrariums. In this chapter it even covers air plants. I really enjoyed this chapter as it is very visual along with having detailed instructions.
- Chapter five has some really detailed options for choosing plants. This section also includes a list of the best terrarium and modern indoor gardening plants.
- Chapter six wraps things up with modern inspirations from Japanese Zen inspiration. Then covers mosses. The chapter finishes with floating gardens.
- Chapter sevens all about the maintenance basics and troubleshooting. Moving onto watering methods, pruning and rebuilding.
About The Book’s Author:
The author Maria Colletti has degrees in both horticulture and cultural anthropology. You can find out more about her in the author section at the end of the book.
Final Thoughts on this craft book:
I found this book to be a great resource for anyone wanting to DIY their own terrarium s. It has pretty images and step by step images in various sections of the book. The step by step images and instructions make this book very user friendly. There is very detailed information to help you be successful creating your own indoor garden. There is also great information to help you be successful at maintaining a healthy indoor gardens – terrariums.
- I did receive a complimentary copy to facilitate my review. These are my 100% honest opinions.
- The book is published by Cool Springs Press © 2015
- Author & Photography by Maria Colletti
- If you’d like to preview pages in the book you can on Amazon. The book is available in both Kindle format and Paperback.
- If you are using the book as a resource you might enjoy checking out these terrarium kits.
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