Loosely defined, a terrarium is plant life within an enclosed container- but they are so much more than this.
With such a huge variety in types and styles, there's a terrarium to fit any environment. Enclosed terrariums prefer lower light, the mosses and humidity-loving foliage inside flourish in warm, filtered sun; Succulents and cacti want much more light- but require open containers for air circulation. Air plants, or Tillandsias, are a natural fit for terrarium life: they get all their nutrients from the sun, water and air. These sandy terrariums are all aesthetics.
In the shop we have everything you need to create your own miniature eco-system, from the building blocks of sand, soil, moss and plants, to trinkets, gems and other treasures. We have glass containers of every shape and size to choose from, but feel free to bring in your own vessel or supplies and we can incorporate them into your personalized design.
We also have completed terrariums ready for purchase in the shop - or if you'd like to create at home, you can purchase a kit shipped to your door or stop in for supplies, a few accents, or some design advice.
Private classes are a great way for parties or groups of six or more can create their own forest-theme or air-plant terrarium after shop hours, with guidance from our staff. To inquire about private class availability, give us a call at the shop: 314-776-2887.
Below are a few guides on the three types of terrariums we specialize in at Flowers and Weeds, as well as tips for care for your indoor garden.