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Sounds of fun

Been reading about terrariums and, so help me, they actually sound pretty simple. Hoping to speak later today with the authors of a new book called Terrarium Craft: Create 50 Magical, Miniature Worlds by Amy Bryant Aiello and Kate Bryant with photos by Kate Baldwin. They all live in the Pacific Northwest.

Sounds of fun

Been reading about terrariums and, so help me, they actually sound pretty simple. Hoping to speak later today with the authors of a new book called Terrarium Craft: Create 50 Magical, Miniature Worlds by Amy Bryant Aiello and Kate Bryant with photos by Kate Baldwin. They all live in the Pacific Northwest.

It's a very instructive book - info on four different kinds of terrariums ... forest, beach, desert and fantasy, as well as practical information and lots of photographs. This could stand beside Tovah Martin's oft-cited 2009 work, The New Terrarium: Creating Beautiful Displays for Plants and Nature.

I did a video from the other night's terrarium workshop at Terrain. It gives a flavor of the event - lots of pebbles clinking on glass, people chatter and laughs. Reminds me that I need to sign up for a few classes this spring.The region is rich with options there.

At the moment, the offerings are pretty slim, to be expected for January. But they'll be cranking up again soon. Can't wait. There's plenty of indoor garden action in spring, too!

Virginia A. Smith Inquirer Staff Writer
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Ginny Smith, a Philadelphia native, joined the Inquirer at 1985. After stints as both reporter and editor in the city and suburbs, she’s been happily writing – and learning - about gardening full time since 2006. She’s won two silver medals of achievement from the national Garden Writers Association and in 2011, Bartram’s Garden honored her with its Green Exemplar award for her stories about “the region’s deeply rooted horticultural history, cultural attractions and bountiful gardens.” She plays in her own – mostly - bountiful garden in East Falls. Reach Virginia A. at vsmith@phillynews.com .

Virginia A. Smith Inquirer Staff Writer
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