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CREATE ADORABLE GARDENS IN INGENIOUS VESSELS
Add style, nature and a touch of whimsy to your home with one-of-a-kind terrariums. Terrariums Reimagined shows how to make and maintain arid deserts, flowering jungles and lush landscapes in unique containers, such as:
• Milk Bottle
• Mason Jar
• Tea Pot
• Wine Bottle
• Light Bulb
• Glass Soda Bottle
• Decorative Vase
• Whiskey Bottle
Author Kat Geiger’s unique approach to designing mini gardens in glass makes it easy to turn imaginative ideas into stylish showpieces, blooming decor and fabulous gifts. This book provides everything you need to know about making terrariums, whether you’re a novice or an expert, including step-by-step photos, helpful gardening advice, and tips and tricks on how to find the perfect repurposed vessels for your creations.
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About the Author
Kat Geiger is an artist, gardener and self-proclaimed design junkie who has been creating terrariums since 2001 for shops and large corporations, including Levi Strauss and Nvidia. Her work has appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, SF Gate, The Oakland Tribune, Apartment Therapy, sfgirlbybay and many online publications. She lives in Reno, NV.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Ingredients 7
Chapter 2 Tillandsia Terrariums 19
Basic Tillandsia Terrarium Planting Instructions 20
Projects: Living Ornament, Leche Verde, Green Tea, Desktop Serenity 23
Chapter 3 Desert Terrariums 31
Basic Desert Terrarium Planting Instructions 32
Projects: Wall Wilderness, Desert Dreamland, Desert Delight, The Cactus Cube 35
Chapter 4 Tropical Terrariums 47
Basic Tropical Terrarium Planting Instructions 48
Projects: Yo-Ho-Ho and a Bottle of Rum, Whiskey Wonderland, Vase Verde, Tequila Terrain, Suspended Serenity, Mouth-Blown Terrarium, Cider Setting, Wall Wonderland, Gnome Home 53
Chapter 5 Children's Terrariums 73
Projects: Jar Jungle, Arid Arium, Soda Pop Paradise 74
Chapter 6 Out-of-the-Ordinary Terrariums 81
Projects: Light of My Life, Giant Mouth-Blown Terrarium, The Edible Mushroom Case, Lush Landscape 82
Chapter 7 Maintaining Your Terrarium 97
A Final Word 102
About the Author 108
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Love this book. Very well put together. Clear well photographed pictures that take you step by step on how to build your own terrarium. Love the new ideas, plants and materials used. And some of the most simple container ideas that are affordable and can be found right there in your home.
Terrariums have been beautiful to look at, but scary for me to make or maintain myself. I wanted to buy or create one for years, but was afraid I would kill it. We were able to get a child friendly one from Kat a couple of years ago, and it is still happily growing in a little plastic bottle made for my daughter! After keeping that alive (by doing little to nothing) and after reading this book, I may just be ready to tackle a project myself! What I love about the book: -The beginning of each project clearly lists all the materials needed to complete the project. -The steps are clearly written with pictures to match. -Resources page gives me a direct place (online) to buy materials. -The glass ideas are creative, unusual and beautiful. I can't wait to get started!
Please don't waste your money on this book, as I just did. There is almost no useful information to be gleaned here. The same superficial information is repeated over and again, on almost every project. Did you already know you can buy chopsticks at the grocery and used glass containers at a thrift shop? Do you dumpster dive? This book suggests you go through your neighbors' recycling bins or the corner bar's dumpster to find the containers you need- that is if you aren't close personal friends with a glass blower who will custom make them for you. The same handful of plants is repeated over and again on nearly every project- all obviously bought at Lowes or Home Depot. There is no depth of knowledge about terrarium plants, horticulture, design, or any richness of experience to draw from here. The author apologizes in advance that you will get your hands dirty building some of the projects. She obviously never had anyone show her the finer points of how to place materials, including plants, into narrow mouthed openings. (Hint: It involves rolling paper into tiny funnels and wrapping plants in rolled paper to help them through the opening undamaged.) A Novice effort- Keep looking if you are a serious gardener.