Garden in a bowl

Plant aquariums are the new way to bring greenery home. Priyadarshini Paitandy tracks the terrarium trend in the city

Spiny, green dinosaurs prowling with their mouths wide open in a field of moss — very Jurassic Park. Then there’s the enchanted forest with red toadstools, unicorns, green plants and goblins. Oh look, the Seven Wonders of the World are propped up there too… all in clear glass bottles along with a bunch of little plants. The world of terrariums is simply fascinating. It’s like an aquarium of plants. “These are plants in a closed or open glass container, depending on the kind of foliage. It’s an age-old concept that started in the Victorian era,” says Natasha Raj Varghese, who started Soul Bowls where she creates a variety of terrariums using cactus, succulents, spider plants, ferns and arrowheads among others.

An avid gardener, Natasha found it difficult to meet the demands of her job and take care of her garden everyday................Read more


Source: The Hindu

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