Author Archives: Tovah Martin

Terrarium Plants: The Little League

You’ve found that little glass venue of your dreams. The next step is purchasing plants to grow in your crystal kingdom. In their role as a little slice of nature contained, terrariums need something growing inside. No. Wait. That’s not … Continue reading

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Crystal Clear — Terrarium Containers

First step toward a terrarium is to find a container. No need to shell out the contents of your wallet. And no need to purchase an expensive unit. The beauty of terrariums is that you can make a small world … Continue reading

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Small Worlds — Big Role

You started this. That’s right, back in 2009 when The New Terrarium (Clarkson Potter) came out — you demanded workshops. It began with an inner city public school system inviting me to come and coach their librarians on the fundamentals … Continue reading

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Terrarium Making Lesson

Okay, here comes the pep talk: You can do this. Your kid can do this. Your grandmother can do this. Your hamster probably can’t. Why do this? Because this terrarium will rescue your life. You will find peace. The world … Continue reading

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Terrarium Workshops & Lectures

Talk about fulfilling. Everyone succeeds at a terrarium workshop. This is a rewarding make-and-take where you bring home your own small world. Or come to a lecture and see a terrarium-making demonstration so you can do the dirty work at … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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