Trust me, what you need is a terrarium. You might think that you need a vacation or a drink or a fast car. But really, all you need is a terrarium. Not only will a terrarium give your creativity a sparkling outlet, but it will bring you peace. Beyond enabling you to grow plants and profile nature where you could never host horticulture before, a terrarium is fully capable of soaking up the frustrations in your world. Don’t believe me? Try one.

How do I know so much about terrariums? I make them all the time. Seriously, my house is filled with terrariums. I have experience in this venue and plenty of it. I started making terrariums as a child and it became an obsession when I started growing houseplants bigtime. At any given moment, my home is filled with 20+ terrariums. I wrote the first terrarium book out there on the subject — The New Terrarium (Clarkson Potter, 2009) — and I give lectures and terrarium workshops throughout the country. I speak to groups ranging from garden clubs and school classrooms to seniors (check out my schedule for a talk or workshop near you on the most recent “Where I’m At” post). I see myself as a missionary of the gardening kind. Want to talk about a lecture or workshop? You can reach me at

This blog is a spin off from You wanted to hear more about terrariums. You begged for a forum to talk about gardening within glass. So here comes Case closed.

photography copyrighted by Kindra Clineff

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4 Responses to Greetings

  1. Lisa from PA says:

    Another great website / blog! Love the terrarium in the picture~ looks like a gardeners’ Bed and Breakfast vacation! Best wishes with your new website, Tovah~ Lisa 🙂

  2. Cathy says:


    I really enjoy your heart for what you do with all things gardening. I get really excited about plants, they reach to my soul. Terrariums are such a beautiful way to bring the serene world of plants closer. They truly bring peace.

    I’ve looked and looked on how to subscribe to your blog but cannot find it. Would you please send me some information as to how to do so please? I have found a part of my heart here.

    Thank you


    • Tovah Martin says:

      Thank you so much, Cathy. I’ve got my web designer working on getting subscriptions up. I’ll let you know when he gets it up and running. In the meantime, I hope you’ll keep seeking the site out. Terrariums truly can change the world — but it happens one person at a time.

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