I'm over at www.hhhistory.com today with the third and final post on glass conservatories of the nineteenth century. Today's post, Amelia's Terrarium, shows the history of the smallest conservatory of all, the Wardian Case, which we know of as a terrarium except most of ours aren't airless. (Image on left courtesy of wikipedia.)
Here are the links to first two posts in this series:
- Botanical Conservatories
- White House Conservatory: Then and Now
Color images of conservatoies and Victorian terrariums are featured on my Pinterest boards:
- Conservatory and Greenhouse
- Wardian Case Terrarium Victorian
A terrarium is a symbol of hope in my novella, Sweet Love Grows.