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Glass houses: Not so great for stone-throwing purposes, but pretty excellent for growing plants, as these stylish West Elm terrariums demonstrate.

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The terrariums trap condensation, which makes them perfect places for small plants and succulents to thrive, but you could use these in lieu of bell jars to display decorative objects instead. Or, you could do both, like the super-cool company Twig Terrariums does. You grow, girl!

11 Responses

  1. anna@HGTV.com says:

    So peaceful and beautiful.

  2. Kayla@HGTV says:

    This is beyond cool. I actually have an empty spot in the living room that has been needing something, but I couldn't quite put my finger on it. I tried pictures. Random collections. Now I know it needs a terrarium. Whodathunkit?!

  3. HGTV_Karli says:

    Briana, are you a plant hoarder? I've seen a ton of plant-related delights coming from you. I love it!

    • Briana@HGTV says:

      Ha! No, I am in the market for some indoor trees, though. :) I'm just trying to get these gardening delights out there while those of us in the Northeast can still use 'em. (End of summer usually means we get two nice weeks of perfect fall weather, then straight into a brutal winter.)

      • HGTV_Karli says:

        We have summer until Halloween, then an Indian summer again in November. January brings cold and the chance for 2 inches of snow. Wanna switch climates?

  4. Briana@HGTV says:

    Hmm. Let's get someone from Southern California to trade climates with both of us…

  5. Marianne@HGTV says:

    I adore terrariums, but I cannot keep plants alive. Am I hopeless?

    • Liz_HGTV says:

      Marianne! I am happy to report that I've kept my Twig terrarium alive for over a month, even with my black thumb. There's hope for you!

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Briana MowreyBriana is a writer and senior editor for HGTV.com. Her self-described design style is "mid-century modern magpie." She lives in a Brooklyn apartment with her husband, their spoiled dachshund, Chauncey,...

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