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Terrarium terroir

New books, workshops, inventory at garden centers and design stores - it's all about terrariums, which were also highlighted in the latest issue of Martha Stewart's magazine. Tomorrow night at 6 p.m. I'll be at Terrain at Styers (914 Baltimore Pike in Glen Mills, 610-459-2400) for a workshop ($25, includes potting materials and a glass of wine, plants and terrrariums available to buy).

Terrarium terroir

New books, workshops, inventory at garden centers and design stores - it's all about terrariums, which were also highlighted in the latest issue of Martha Stewart's magazine. Tomorrow night at 6 p.m. I'll be at Terrain at Styers (914 Baltimore Pike in Glen Mills, 610-459-2400) for a workshop ($25, includes potting materials and a glass of wine, plants and terrrariums available to buy).

But there are others coming up.

Primex Garden Center (435 W. Glenside Ave., Glenside, 215-887-7500) has one scheduled for Feb. 25, 10-11 a.m., $25, includes glass bowl, soil and 3 plants. And Meadowbrook Farm (1633 Washington Lane, Meadowbrook, 215-887-5900) plans one on Jan. 21, 1-3 p.m.; $25 members, $35 nonmembers, includes soil, moss and small plants. You can bring your own terrarium container or buy one at the workshop. (info 215-988-8869).

I visited Meadowbrook this morning and noted quite a few terrariums in the gift store. Very cute! Story coming up on Jan. 27. This one's gonna be fun.


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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