cloth, 176 pp., $25.00
Popular garden writer Tovah Martin encourages readers to bring a bit of nature indoors to grow under glass. Terrariums come in many shapes to meet the needs of your décor. Made of glass, clear plastic, or acrylic, all are designed to create a self-enclosed climate in which to nurture plantings. Martin discusses where to place a terrarium, the many choices of containers, and the maintenance issues in caring for encased plantings. The author writes about plants that are popular choices for growing under glass and their terrarium companions. She provides helpful instructions on how to go about planting a terrarium and ideas for special projects that celebrate the seasons. Color photographs throughout the book provide handsome terrarium examples that will charge up a reader’s creative energies.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden