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Miniature terrariums / by Fourwords ; translated from Japanese by Leeyong Soo.

By: Fourwords [author.].
Contributor(s): Soo, Leeyong [translator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Tokyo, Japan : Tuttle Publishing, [2018]Distributor: North Clarendon, Vermont : Distributed by Tuttle Publishing Copyright date: ©2018Description: 96 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9784805314777; 480531477X.Uniform titles: Terariumu koke, ea purantsu, taniku shokubutsu de tsukuru. English Subject(s): Terrariums | Glass gardens | Gardens, MiniatureDDC classification: 635.9/824 Summary: Terrarium gardening offers unlimited gardening possibilities, even when space is limited. Although terrariums have been around since Victorian times, Japanese garden design has perfected the art form with a modern and minimalist twist. The container gardening trend fits well with the small-space living concept refined in Japan and elsewhere.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Add a whimsical touch of green to any space: your desk or bookshelf, home or office.

These miniature indoor gardens are customizable, stylish and easy to care for! This book is full of ideas for creating the perfect little Japanese-inspired terrarium garden using repurposed glass containers-- including a wine glass, mason jar and lightbulb.

In this mini terrarium gardening book you'll learn how to create: Fern and moss terrariums Air plant (Tillandsia) terrariums Cacti and succulent terrariums Captivating combinations of flowering plants, dry zone plants, mosses, epiphytes and other mixes Included are tips for selecting your containers and arranging your soils, stones and plants so that your unique house plants stay healthy and beautiful in their perfectly petite glass home.

Includes index.

Terrarium gardening offers unlimited gardening possibilities, even when space is limited. Although terrariums have been around since Victorian times, Japanese garden design has perfected the art form with a modern and minimalist twist. The container gardening trend fits well with the small-space living concept refined in Japan and elsewhere.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface (p. 02)
  • What is a Terrarium? (p. 04)
  • Making a Terrarium (p. 10)
  • Chapter 1 Wetland Plants
  • A Terrarium with Fluffy Selaginella (p. 16)
  • A Conical Flask Terrarium of Lush Mosses (p. 18)
  • Natural Driftwood Paired with a Terrarium Makes a Unique Display item (p. 20)
  • Test Tube Terrariums Make Monitoring Plants' Daily Development Fun (p. 22)
  • A Pairing of Fern and Asparagus for a Refreshing Feel (p. 24)
  • Carnivorous Plants Join Swamp-Lovers in a Terrarium Group Planting (p. 26)
  • Enjoy Beautiful Blooms Year-Round with an African Violet Terrarium (p. 28)
  • Practical Tip 1: Where to Obtain Moss (p. 30)
  • Chapter 2 Air Plants
  • Simple Hanging Terrariums You Can Make Right Now (p. 32)
  • Add Natural Elements for a Tropical Resort-Style Terrarium (p. 34)
  • A Chic Red Tillandsia Capitata for an Elegant Vase Terrarium (p. 36)
  • A Diamond-Shaped Hanging Terrarium Doubles as a Delicate Tree Ornament (p. 38)
  • A Self-Contained Desert Oasis (p. 40)
  • Simple Terrariums Displayed Together as Interior Accents (p. 42)
  • Using Unusual Shapes to Create Chic Looks: A Light Bulb Terrarium (p. 44)
  • A Charming Antique Lantern with a Group of Three Silver-Leaved Plants (p. 46)
  • A Spherical Hanging Terrarium (p. 48)
  • A Terrarium on a Stand as Objet D'art (p. 50)
  • Practical Tip 2: Where to Display Your Terrariums (p. 52)
  • Chapter 3 Arid Zone Plants
  • A Juicy Green Terrarium of Haworthia (p. 54)
  • A Wild Terrarium Portraying Haworthia in Their Natural Desert Habitat (p. 56)
  • Succulents in a Grouping of Beakers (p. 58)
  • Delightful Dense-Leaf Formations in a Bottle (p. 60)
  • Fleshy Leaves and Flowers Fan Out from a Group of Gasteria (p. 62)
  • Complementing a Terrarium of Curled Escheveria with Other Smaller Varieties (p. 64)
  • Tiny Cuttings of Succulents Arranged in Your Favorite Glass Containers (p. 66)
  • Terrariums with Lovely Changing Leaves (p. 68)
  • Fresh Fragrance of Aromaticus in Your own Little Box Garden (p. 70)
  • Exotic Mini Terrariums Using Cuttings from Other Mini Plants (p. 72)
  • The Round Shape and Jewel-Like sparkle of Haworthia Obtusa in a Globe Terrarium (p. 74)
  • Striking Red Blossoms in a Terrarium of Euphorbia (p. 76)
  • Practical Tip 3: Finding the Perfect Container (p. 78)
  • Chapter 4 Mixed Terrariums
  • Use Dark Tones to Create a Sense of Calm: A Terrarium with Succulents, Moss & Ferns (p. 80)
  • A Wetland Terrarium of Shadow-Loving Plants with Paphiopedilum in the Leading Role (p. 82)
  • Cute Rosettes That Turn Pink: A Terrarium with Moss, Air Plants & Succulents (p. 84)
  • Multi-Hued Greens Glow in a Triple-Mix Terrarium (p. 86)
  • Catalog of Succulents (p. 88)
  • Catalog of Air Plants (p. 92)
  • Moss and Other Wetland Plants (p. 94)

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Publishers Weekly Review

This meticulous and eye-catching book gives hope to the plant lover whose space is limited, but whose green thumb abides. Put together by the staff of Fourwords, the garden division of the Japanese chain Actus Interiors, the work offers a history and general background about terrarium gardening, the practice of growing and keeping plants in small glass containers. After explaining what a terrarium is and how it is best maintained in various environments, the authors provide simple instructions about how to build three types of small-scale terrariums with step-by-step illustrations. The projects range from simple hanging terrariums involving air plants and moss in a glass jar hung from linen cord to a more complicated little garden box involving multiple plants and a layer of stones on top of a bed of Seramis. "Simply adding green to a room makes it a space where you can relax," the authors write, asking, "Why not try incorporating this healing and decorative item into your daily life?" Gardeners of every skill level looking for something new will appreciate this approachable take on terrarium gardening with a twist of home design. Color photos. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Booklist Review

Terrariums are an easy, low-maintenance way to keep houseplants. Originally popular in Victorian England but currently trendy again, these plants contained in glass are relatively simple to create and keep. There are three types of plants recommended here: wetland plants, tree dwellers, and arid-zone plants. Basic instructions are provided for how to make a terrarium, how to water it, how to select soils and ornamental gravel, and the types of seasonal care each type of plant will need. A chapter is devoted to each of the three types of plants, with projects that showcase specific plant species, various types of glass containers, and ways to arrange the items inside the terrarium. Options for using a mixture of types of plants are also included, along with catalogs of specific succulents, air plants, and moss and other wetland plants. Most of the projects include four or fewer steps, and although this book is written for an adult audience, many will likely enjoy creating terrariums with kids. Color photographs accompany written instructions in a clean easy-to-read layout.--Heidemann, Anne Copyright 2018 Booklist