Houzz TV: 1 Modern Terrarium in 3 Styles

Houzz TV: 1 Modern Terrarium in 3 Styles

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Houzz TV: 1 Modern Terrarium in 3 Styles

Terrariums come in many shapes, sizes and styles. That’s what makes them great plant containers for just about any space. In this episode of Houzz TV, watch as plant designer Baylor Chapman, founder of Lila B. Design and author of The Plant Recipe Book, uses one terrarium to create three different looks. Your final arrangement can be simple or complex — it’s completely up to you.

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Paula Wiley

I love them all. I'd hang them side-by-side.

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Grace Brown

Can't (wont) choose!!! They're all beautiful!!



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Kaitlin Barnett

How do u dust them? Cos i can just see them becoming filled with dust and hard to clean so i end up throwing the whole thing out.

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samosaurus97

The air plants and the cactus would probably stay the correct size the longest. The moss/houseplants, if cared for correctly, will outgrow this space within a year and need to be transplanted into something else. But that is the fun of indoor gardening, right???

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Melissa S
I love the lush green one but they need a lot of attention when it comes to keeping them moist.
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Citysens

Love them all! Have a look at our website citysens.com for more creative ideas with plants :)

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beaufortjg

Love the Air Plants (Tillandsia)! About the only plant, that can withstand my brown thumb. They look great with sea shells, pottery, driftwood, even crystal. So easy to change the look with these low maintenance plants, since you don't contend with soil. I submerge all my Tillandsia in a large pot of water for about an hour every two weeks. It refreshes them and takes away any dust.

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The Ficus Wrangler

Beautiful! Not terrariums, though! Terrariums, by definition, are CLOSED glass containers. (http://extension.missouri.edu/p/g6520) These are all decorative glass containers. I know, I know, in recent years marketers and the internet have come to use the word terrarium to apply to any kind of transparent container that is even slightly higher than the planting medium, but I, for one, refuse to be a party to such slovenly marketing. A terrarium is a closed ecosystem, and I'm afraid I will have to continue to mount my soapbox and declaim against the appropriation of the noble term "terrarium" by the simplistic horde of decorative glass shapes open to the air into which one can insert plants. And again I say, THESE ARE NOT TERRARIUMS!! Thank you, I shall now climb down.

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samosaurus97

To Ficus Wrangler - you are correct and thank you for posting.


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Lorna Dunlap
Wonderful !
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paintedskyfarms
I make them using my glass scraps (I create stained glass)
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sgmercer

I am loving all Baylor's videos!

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milnemdesign

It is an attractive hanging plant container, but it is not what I understand a terrarium! A terrarium is a mostly self contained, self perpetuating container that is closed so that the moisture within the container (Like a large glass jar) recycles itself to create a closed miniature ecosystem and the plants flourish with the moisture within the container. Only occasionally does it need servicing from outside.

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ma_liz_janeo41
Very nice
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Colour Conscious
They are all beautiful.
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Lila B. Design

Thank you again Houzz, always a treat to create fun videos with you all!


And thanks for all the responses to the 3 ways video! Good discussions, ideas, and glad some of you really enjoyed it too.


Kaitlin - Yes, dusting is something that needs to be done. Good point! With the glass on top, be sure to use a cloth to wipe it down every once in a while. The glass looks so much better clean than dusty for sure (plus the plants’ll get more light). We used to hang these in our ‘working studio’: Stable Cafe. Dusting was a tough but a necessary task that required a ladder…as we had at least 10 of them hung from the high ceilings. I use glass cleaning cloths (with water only) and they work great. For the inside, you’ll have to monitor far less often but a plain small paintbrush works well as a duster. Or, if you’d like to make your own tool - cotton attached to chopstick works great for reaching to the back walls - especially when the opening is very small.


Thanks again everyone, Baylor

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an0msd

wonderful!!! but for how long are they going to stay alive???

   
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The Ficus Wrangler

Funny, I thought Kaitlin's question was asking about the plants, not the glass container itself. but that's just me - I see it as all being about the plants, and the container is an accessory. And of course, your suggestion of using a small paintbrush is perfectly applicable. I would suggest dusting the plants when they are watered, that way the job is simple and quick because the dust doesn't build up.

an0msd, if the plants are correctly taken care of, they should live until they outgrow their containers. The secret is in giving them the light they need, not letting them get too dry, and checking the soil in the bottom of the container to make sure it's not getting too wet. That's always a potential problem with containers that have no drainage.

The tillandsia could last for years before they grow to big. The cactus might outgrow the container in a year or two. The begonia & spider could easily outgrow that space in a few months.


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wushuna123
l love