my new terrarium

cnslr81February 18, 2005

I bought two of these terrariums, last week at Pier 1 for only $7 each! Today, I was able to get the violets for them. :)


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ladybug_guam(z11 Guam)

Very nice! Are you going to plant them in the terrarium? or just keep them this way? They look really nice!
Ana :)

    Bookmark   February 19, 2005 at 1:37AM
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cnslr81

Thanks. The plants will stay like that. It is only a table-top terrarium, so it doesn't have a bottom. I have another terrarium (same kind); I still haven't decided what to use it for, although when the plants in this one get bigger, I will have to move two of them out.

Sarah

    Bookmark   February 19, 2005 at 12:50PM
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larry_b(Zone5/CO)

Hi Sarah,

I really like your table top terrarium. Could you tell me what the dimensions are?

Larry

    Bookmark   February 19, 2005 at 9:27PM
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cnslr81

Hi Larry. It is about a foot tall, and 9.25 inches wide.

Here is a photo of the unused terrarium:

Sarah

    Bookmark   February 20, 2005 at 4:05PM
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sahoyaref(Alberta z3a)

Beautiful! I must hurry over to a Pier 1 this week! Were they on sale, or is that regular price? They're not clearance items, are they? Oh, I hope I can find one. . . Oh yeah, two of those plants are primroses, not african violets, and it's easiest to just throw them out after they've finished blooming. I do love them though. So springy! =)

    Bookmark   February 20, 2005 at 5:23PM
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cnslr81

sahoyaref - I bought them at the Pier 1 clearance store. I don't know if other Pier 1 stores sell them. Perhaps check online, or call your local stores.

Sarah

    Bookmark   February 20, 2005 at 5:40PM
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imaginators(z6 KY)

Oh I love your terrariums. I am thinking of getting 2 for myself. They would be perfect to keep my cats out of eating my flowering plants. Your new terraruims are simple and perfect.
Thank you for sharing.
Theresa

    Bookmark   February 21, 2005 at 3:37PM
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imaginators(z6 KY)

I checked the Pier One Imports online. They did not have them. I will check in town to see if our Pier One Import carry it. Are they under a special name?
Theresa

    Bookmark   February 21, 2005 at 3:45PM
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cnslr81

I don't have the tags anymore, but I believe the tag simply said terrarium.

Here are the clearance store locations (I made my purchase at the Philadelphia location):

1735 Hancock St San Diego CA 92101-0000 (619) 291-9920

10801 Olson Dr Rancho Cordova CA 95670-0000 (916) 635-9735

2670 South Havana Aurora CO 80014-0000 (303) 337-7505

702 East Fowler Ave Tampa FL 33612-0000 (813) 972-7722

5795 Jimmy Carter Blvd Norcross GA 30071-0000 (770) 840-9545

4249 West 211th St Matteson IL 60443-0000 (708) 748-3525

10012 East Washington St Indianapolis IN 46229-0000 (317) 895-0422

215 Andover Rd Peabody MA 01960-0000 (978) 531-4770
9377 Telegraph Rd Redford MI 48239-0000 (313) 531-2060

4243 South Noland Rd Independence MO 64055-0000 (816) 478-4460

598 Rte 38 E Maple Shade NJ 08052-0000 (856) 231-4770
Rt 1 St George Ave Avenel NJ 07001-1301 (732) 636-4931

Wellington Southdale Plaza, 977 Wellington Rd S London ON N6E3A-9 (519) 649-7451

187 Franklin Blvd Philadelphia PA 19154-0000 (215) 824-3277

2350 North Beltline Rd Irving TX 75062-0000 (972) 255-9811

1020 West Nasa Rd 1 Webster TX 77598-0000 (281) 338-2291

8278 Midlothian Turnpike Richmond VA 23235-0000 (804) 272-1606

Sarah

    Bookmark   February 21, 2005 at 3:58PM
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imaginators(z6 KY)

Hi again Sarah,
One more question, what are the measurements of your terrarium's width and height?
Thank you,
Theresa

    Bookmark   February 21, 2005 at 8:12PM
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cnslr81

Theresa - Refer to a few posts above, with the picture of the ruler in front of the terrarium.

Sarah

    Bookmark   February 21, 2005 at 8:36PM
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imaginators(z6 KY)

Sorry about that. Thank you Sarah.
Theresa

    Bookmark   February 22, 2005 at 2:08PM
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sahoyaref(Alberta z3a)

I got one! They had four left, and guess what I paid for mine? $2.40!!!!! =) The lady at the cash register scanned it, and then said, 'Oh, that can't be right", so she went and got another one, but it came up the same, so she gave me that price! I was laughing all the way home. . . =) I would have gotten them all, but I only needed one, and I didn't know who else would want one. It still makes me laugh when I think of what I paid for that. . . originally $30, and down to $2.40, with tax. Unbelievable. . . =)

    Bookmark   February 27, 2005 at 6:58PM
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cnslr81

Congratulations sahoyaret! That is fantastic! Where did you find it? Post some pictures once you use it.

You should have bought them all and sold them on ebay. ;)

Sarah

    Bookmark   February 27, 2005 at 7:25PM
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cnslr81

Just as a precaution. I found out this terrarium can create too much humidity. Two of the plants developed mold, and I took them out to allow the mold to dry. Now, what I did to hopefully solve the solution is place coasters under each corner, to prevent air flow.

Sarah

    Bookmark   March 6, 2005 at 4:55PM
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sahoyaref(Alberta z3a)

The humidity problem would be a problem with the plants chosen, not the terrarium itself. That is what they are supposed to do. =) African violets do tend to get mold on the soil though, at least mine do, but it never seems to harm the plants. I've got mine on a large saucer that is holding the plants (orchids, not in flower), so there are spaces to allow some air flow. To be honest, I don't think mine is keeping enough humidity in, but I haven't really set it up the way I want it yet. I need to waterproof the saucer and put some pebbles and water in there to make a humidity tray. I'll post pics when it's all nice-looking. =)

    Bookmark   March 7, 2005 at 11:35PM
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cnslr81

Actually, one of my African Violets grew mold on the flowers and leaves. I had to trim it up, and leave it out of the terrarium for a couple days.

Sarah

    Bookmark   March 8, 2005 at 12:02PM
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imaginators(z6 KY)

Good day to all of you,
Our Pier Imports did not offer your type of terrarium. I have to say you really found a great deal. I ended up buying a similar one on ebay but for more money. I set up one potted bulb Amyrillis and two other potted bulb flowers not in bloom yet. As you can see they are getting too tall for the terrarium. I took off the lid for a short time and one of my cats try to mull one of the plants that is leaning. I have another terrarium in the works that will solve that problem. Also I put in a small container of water for added moisture. For decoration, I added sheet moss and 2 shells for appearance. Thank you again for sharing your type of terrarium, it inspired me to this direction.
Theresa

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   March 8, 2005 at 3:53PM
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cnslr81

Theresa - You have a beautiful terrarium! I especially like your decoration.

Sarah

    Bookmark   March 9, 2005 at 9:17AM
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imaginators(z6 KY)

Thank you Sarah but it is because of you I have this type and love it.
Theresa

    Bookmark   March 9, 2005 at 3:51PM
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sahoyaref(Alberta z3a)

VERY nice, Theresa! I love the terrarium! I also like to add shells and rocks for decoration. They are so interesting by themselves, they just add that extra element of beauty and the impression of age to terrariums. =) I tried to force some crocus and daffodils in a pot this year, but only the daffodils grew and flowered. I think that crocus must really require cool temps. the whole time they are growing and flowering. My amarylis was also a bust this year. No flowers, and only two leaves. I hope it's okay. . .

    Bookmark   March 10, 2005 at 12:26AM
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