The principle is simple: a transparent container with a good seal is upended over a container of earth and placed in the light. Inside it are various plants, which remain alive and even continue to grow profusely – without any further air circulation, additional water or nutrients. The effort involved is minimal. This technique makes it possible to cultivate plants that would otherwise not thrive in the dry, heated air of our modern homes, and the planted containers are beautiful and decorative. This book thoroughly explains how to select just the right plants, mix the proper potting soil and plant Wardian cases as well as where they will best thrive and how to take care of your miniature garden.
- A paradise for indoor plants
- Impressive houseplants that don’t require a green thumb
- Topic currently of great interest, the Wardian Case: the rediscovery of the Victorian terrarium
- Simple instructions with photos