This was a special project that came to me through my insurance agent at Consumers Insurance in Lancaster, PA. At Consumers Insurance they HAD a terrarium… an old outdated terrarium that needed some love. The person who had procured the terrarium named Sue asked me to restyle her terrarium and breath some life back into it. I decided to take some before and after images of the terrarium to show the difference… Out with the old and in with the new!
Thank you for letting me remake your terrarium and I hope you will enjoy it for awhile to come as it greets clients as they enter Consumers Insurance Group. Here are the details:
Plant(s): Moss, Asparagus Plumosa (Fern), Strawberry Begonia
Glass/Type: Small glass box with mirror on the back. It does not close completely so make sure that it does not get too dry.
Light: Since I knew that it was going to live in an insurance office I made sure to pick plants that would be fine with a limited amount of light. It might be nice to move the terrarium into a spot with more light every now and then just to give it a little variety.
Care: Easy. It really only needs to be sprinkled with a spray bottle once or so a week. Try to water at the base of the plants as to avoid getting to much water on the leaves and directly water the moss. Definitely check to make sure the soil isn’t too dry since this isn’t an enclosed terrarium.
Features: I decided to focus on the structure and theme of this terrarium instead of just filling it with plants. I used a semi-circle wall along the mirror so as to create the illusion that it is a circle. It was very tricky to get the bamboo walls in place but once I did I knew that I could fill the bottom level with blue gravel to really catch the viewer’s attention. All in all it turned out beautiful and I was lucky to enjoy it in my apartment for a few weeks before I returned it. Now I have to go to Consumers Insurance if I want to see it again!