Terrariums Reimagined: Mini Worlds Made in Creative Containers

Terrariums Reimagined: Mini Worlds Made in Creative Containers

by Kat Geiger
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Terrariums Reimagined: Mini Worlds Made in Creative Containers by Kat Geiger

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612431765
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Publication date: 06/25/2013
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 731,608
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.30(d)

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

Introduction 1

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

Resources 104

Acknowledgments 107

About the Author 108

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Terrariums Reimagined: Mini Worlds Made in Creative Containers 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.