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Swoon-worthy Terrariums

One of the Garden Fairies has a Victorian style terrarium that make plant people swoon. This miniature menagerie was on display at Jodi’s house, a stop on The Garden Fairies’ 2009 Art in the Garden Tour. Jodi collects all types of plants from tiny to tall, she loves them all.

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Terrariums now and then

Plants have been growing under glass since the early 1800s, but the real revolution came when Wardian cases made it possible to transport indigenous agricultural goods. Previously, most plants perished onboard ships. Over half of the orchids transported to Europe in the 19th century died in transit. Wardian cases were

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