Apartment Garden Blues (Blog): 10 Terrariums You'll Wish You'd Made

I find setting up a terrarium a fascinating experience every single time I do it! They come out different every time, and they're fun to take apart and redo, often with tiny figurines of dinosaurs, safari animals or teeny tiny people. Sometimes the different container shapes and sizes make selecting and pruning terrarium plants a challenge, but that's all a part of the fun. Enjoy these 10 awesome terrariums that you'll wish you'd made! Maybe you can draw some inspiration from them for your next terrarium project.


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Terrarium on a table

1. There's nothing like admiring your newly set-up terrarium. If only I had a garden work bench like this one!


Tiny Xeriscape Terrarium

2. You can make a while tiny world with a terrarium. I love this dome with succulents that look like little palm trees and bushes in a desert scene!


Terrarium in a greenhouse at US Botanic Garden

3. This technically may be a small greenhouse, but this "terrarium" is located in the United States Botanic Garden in Washington DC and the wood and glass structure is a work of art in itself!


Globe terrarium with treasure chest

4. I wonder what treasure is inside this tiny sphere of a terrarium. Terrariums are often filled with mystery and surprise.


Terrarium with tiny woman figurine

5. This serene scene features a miniature woman.


Fairy Garden Terrarium Greenhouse

6. This striking fairy garden terrarium located in a garden store in an upscale outdoor mall in Southern California. A fairy peeks out of her world and into shoppers that pass by.


Jar terrarium with hills and figurine

7. One of my favorite things about terrariums is that they make you think about glass containers differently. I have a jar exactly like this one in my kitchen pantry that I keep flour in ... but every time I open it I think about what kind of plants would fit well once I've finished up the flour!


Lightbulb terrarium

8. While you can't do too much with very tiny glass containers, moss like this can grow well even in an old light bulb!


Stylish hanging terrariums

9. These open terrariums can be dangled off of twisted metal stands or hung in a group from the ceiling. They're definitely a stylish way to decorate your apartment.


Terrarium on a windowsill with tiny man figurine

10. The absolute best thing about terrariums is that reflect who you are. They can be whimsical, serene, adventurous or whatever you want them to be!


Alexandra is a professional writer from Southern California who grows vegetables, herbs, lots of aloe vera and one giant Boston fern in her balcony garden. She also grows dracaena, pothos and English ivy indoors. She loves traveling and birdwatching in addition to gardening.

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