GREAT GARDENS

GREAT GARDENS

 

Any life of green foliage or a solitary bloom in the NYC parks and tree-lined streets is practically nonexistent. I mean, it is only the first week of February, so we are currently in the presence of grumpy old man winter. Outside our windows only white and gray can be seen, covering every surface exposed to mother nature's offerings. The sight of falling snowflakes while they freshly consume the outdoors is always a beautiful one to behold, before it turns into an irritatingly dark, dingy, and massively sloppy disaster to wade through. It's in these dreadful moments that having any sign of spring around you serves as a sweet reminder that it is indeed coming, so just hold on a little while longer. 

Tiny, homemade terrariums have been making a comeback for the past couple of years here, and given their foolproof, easy maintenance and small structure, there's hardly any reason why they shouldn't remain popular. From tiny to large; whimsical to serious;

 

 

terrariums can come in all shapes, sizes and personalities. They are the loveliest, most adorable gardens serving as the perfect accessory to a work desk, or hanging in bathrooms and windows. When your eyes and soul are starving for something green and flourishing but you're mere months away from earth's natural growth spurts, terrariums can be small saviors. 

Thriving in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, Twig Terrariums is an awesome source for getting started on building your first little garden, or adopting one that owners Katy and Michelle have built for you. These ladies specialize in all the fixings from moss, succulents and air plants to green homes ranging from glass vessels, apothecary jars, kitchenwares, perfume bottles, blown glass structures, vintage gum-ball machines, and various other glass domes and objects. Katy and Michelle have also gone the additional, adorable measure and added miniature figurines to a number of their terrariums for pure fun and whimsical character.