Contain yourself! Terrariums made with Found Objects

Hanging terrarium created by Midnight Blossom in "Portholes and Time: Gardens in a Minor Scale" by Cultivar LLC for NW Flower & Garden Show

The terrarium craze started picking up steam several years ago and is now THE THING in container gardening.  How fabulous it is to see this art form coming back with a fresh spin.  Last month’s NW Flower and Garden Show was an indicator that the trend towards displaying with vintage and found objects has merged with interior plantings to great effect.  Display after display created by nurseries and other retailers, florists and in the container gardens, showcased an inventiveness and attention to detail that delighted attendees.  Running away with all the awards were the container garden vignettes featuring repurposed vessels and heavenly terrariums.

A sweet terrarium in Ravenna Gardens' vignette

Here are some examples from the NW Flower & Garden Show that are sure to whet your appetite for both vintage shopping and building your own unique terrarium. What’s old is new again, as they say.

© Colleen Miko, 2012

A charming display of old made "new" by Cultivar LLC and Midnight Blossom

www.cultivarllc.com

www.midnightblossom.com

Midnight Blossom’s blog also features terrariums.

www.ravennagardens.com

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About Colleen Miko

Colleen Miko is a certified professional horticulturist with 20 years experience in landscape design who has designed award winning gardens for the NW Flower & Garden Show as well as HGTV’s “Landscaper’s Challenge”. Colleen is a freelance garden writer and speaker who regularly writes "The Perennial Bookworm" where she reviews garden and natural science books, as well as a regular contributor to "WestSound Home & Garden Magazine" on a variety of horticulture topics.
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