Terrariums | Garden Goods Direct
More than 150 years have passed since terrariums — once known as Wardian cases — came to the attention of gardeners. In the century since, the love for terrariums hasn’t wavered, with many lovers of flowers bringing them into their homes to add color and character. If you’re looking to do the same, or add something new to the trend, consider our selection of terrariums for sale at Garden Goods Direct.
Types of Terrariums for Sale
At Garden Goods Direct, we offer several glass terrariums for sale, including:
With their unique looks and sizes, you can let your imagination blossom as you create fairy gardens or establish a cactus garden.
Why Use Terrariums?
No matter the room, from bathrooms to dining rooms to studies, terrariums are a beautiful addition. They’re also the product of your imagination, letting you create an arrangement of plants that’s all your own — and you can also bring exotic tropical plants into your indoor garden that wouldn’t fair well outside a terrarium. A terrarium is even less maintenance than a set of potted plants, which is fantastic if you’re short on time throughout the week.
Tips for Choosing the Right Type of Terrarium
Today, terrariums come in a variety of shapes and sizes, which is why it’s best to review the following questions before buying terrariums and their supplies:
- What kind of garden do you want to create?
- Which tropical plants are you looking to nurture?
- Where do you plan to place your terrarium?
- What size is ideal for your space and creative vision?
With your answers, you’ll find the best terrarium plants for your next gardening adventure. You’ll also need the following items to design the interior of your terrarium:
- Terrarium plants
- Horticultural charcoal
- Soil separator
- Sphagnum moss
- Moss, orchid bark or pebbles
- Distilled water
To build the ideal soil for your terrarium, whether it’s for a desert, tropical or bog environment, you’ll need some of the following materials:
- Sandy potting soil
- Standard potting soil
- Soil-less potting mix
- Peat moss
- Horticultural charcoal
- Sharp sand
Depending on your terrarium type, you’ll only need a few of the above supplies, such as peat moss, perlite and sandy potting soil for a tropical terrarium.
How to Use Terrariums
After your terrariums and goodies arrive, you can start creating an eye-catching arrangement. While they’re new, our nursery experts recommend cleaning your terrariums with soap and water to give your plants the perfect growing environment. Once they dry, you can line your container with sphagnum moss, which will hide your growing medium — this step is optional, as you’re more than welcome to show off your soil.
Next, focus on your drainage material, which will be three-quarters gravel and one-quarter horticultural charcoal. Rinse your charcoal beforehand to prevent dust. Make sure you do an even spread of your drainage material, which should have a depth that’s half of your soil layer. Once you’ve made your soil mixture, moisten it with water and add it to your terrarium. Our nursery experts recommend inserting a soil separator between your drainage material and soil to prevent erosion.
Finally, you can bring your plants into the terrarium. Inspect them beforehand for any insects or diseases, before removing soil from their root ball’s edges and untangling any bottom roots. When you insert them into your terrarium, go from largest to smallest. Our nursery experts also suggest creating your layout beforehand, so you know where to place each plant. Pack your soil in tightly and cover it with moss, pebbles or orchid bark for a natural look, as well as to prevent soil disturbance and lower evaporation.
Your terrarium is now ready! For continued care, water your soil with room-temperature distilled water and situate your mini-garden in an area with the appropriate sunlight.
Buy Terrariums From Garden Goods Direct Today
With their eye-catching beauty and personalized designs, terrariums are a beautiful addition to your home or patio. At Garden Goods Direct, we offer a vast selection of terrariums for sale, as well as supplies, providing you with all the tools you need to start your one-of-a-kind terrarium gardens.
Buy your terrariums and all the supplies you need at the number online garden center today!