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Vivariums in the Hive of Winter!

Happy 2014!
Its been the best winter for snow in years…and skiing couldn’t be better!
But the trails are not always open, and work is never done, so in-between fun and work, you must have “play”!
Now, as busy Gardeners, who adore plants in all their settings, even in winter, not all houseplants are created equal
as you know. Some need more pampering than others…some require sunlight – but if you live under a Canadian Winter, sun can prove to be scarce…

One our favourite indoor projects remains a Victorian craft, Vivariums in the style of Edwardian Terrariums!

living room style, gumball classic, the dome

living room style, gumball classic, the dome

Terrariums are generally credited with being invented by a man named Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward.
He invented them during the Victorian era and created a style of glass case with a metal
frame that was very popular during the era.
So if your looking to add a little green inside your abode, why not try a low maintenance,
not-so-precious Vivarium miniature? An easy choice to begin your green adventure!
Find your brightest window to begin, and from there, select your vessel.
The space you have will determine your plants.

For a really great step by step Terrarium and Vivarium guide visit Martha:
http://www.marthastewart.com/270756/succulents-terrariums

Its our intention that this will inspire you to make one of these splendors yourself;
(it will quicken winter).
You can always find “something old” to re-invent it into “something new”!

A Miniature Pictorial