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Editors’ Picks: Terrariums and Planters

Mar 14, 2014

by Stephanie Madewell handmade and vintage goods

As a city dweller, I miss having a backyard (or even a stoop) to call my own. Fortunately, thanks to the wonderful world of houseplants and terrariums, there’s no need to smother my gardening dreams. And when it comes to finding just the right way to house your miniature moss world or prized African violet, you can’t beat the ingenuity on display in the Etsy marketplace. From gem-like glass vessels to rough-hewn concrete planters, there are options to suit every style of interior (and plant).

A faceted wooden base pairs with a delicate brass cage for a planter with sculptural appeal.

White sand adds some seaside charm to a terrarium planting.

A pot for plants with personality.

Wine corks get a second life as miniature, magnetized planters for succulent cuttings.

A glass locket prettily preserves a fragment of lichen.

Make your ride even greener with a planter for your bike.

Reclaimed wood and glass are repurposed to beautiful use in this eco-friendly terrarium.

Explore a miniature world housed in an elegantly elongated form.

Engage budding botanists with a kid-friendly kit.

A trio of planters offers a modern interpretation of the classic rock garden.

Behold the amazing Terrarium-o-saurus.

A tiny garden sheltered in glass makes a beautiful and symbolic wedding favor.

Take your plants to new levels with hanging porcelain planters.

Tuck a potted plant into a felted bowl for a soft and striking look.

Gem-like glass makes a sparkling showcase for Tillandsia.

Wee crystal planters coddle air plants.

Create your own small-scale hanging garden in this lovely glass dewdrop.

Put your plants in a pot that plunks down and takes a seat.

This LED-equipped terrarium is designed specifically for carnivorous plants.

Create a hanging herb garden with upcycled coffee sack planters.

A meter box is transformed into a one-of-a-kind plant showpiece.

Angular vessels make the most of concrete’s rough charms.

Leather straps add a modern edge to minimalist hanging planters.

Hand-blown glass gives this showstopping piece an appealing organic form.

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