I went to see the space before Ward selected his terries – he had a perfect eastern exposure, slightly filtered light
You may remember from a post a few months ago that my friend, Ward Archer, installed some terries in his fabulous recording studio, Music + Arts, over in Cooper-Young. The below photo of the 16 inch bowl on the left shows how it looked when I dropped it off in May:
Pilea,, rabbits foot fern, heart fern, especia, and more compete for space in this 9 month old gem. It has been trimmed back once, about a month before this photo
When I returned to check on the little guys in late July, I saw that they were really grooving on all the great music being recorded by people from all over the world at the studio. Ward tells me everyone enjoys watching the microcosms grow and change. Take a look at the new growth:
This Chocolate Soldier Especia tripled in size and is started on a period of blooming bright orange flowers that will soon cover the whole plant
The purple pilea and roving especia had grown and spread throughout the whole bowl, so I had to do a major trimming. Ward was a little reluctant to lose any of the riot of growth, but understands the importance of maintaining balance in this closed environment
This little tableaux in an 8 inch brandy snifter features bonsai rubber trees that needed only a slight trim to bring everything back in order. This terry is 14 months old.
Give me a call at 901-828-3685 if you are interested in adding a Green Mansion to your life or to learn more about these fascinating creations. Or send a message below.
I’m happy to help you select the right rainforest for your location and taste. Custom designs are a particular favorite, and I always have a variety of sizes and environments on hand to choose from. I’m having build your own workshops Sept 24-25, 2016, if you want to get your hands on experience in creating a world under glass. Space is limited so sign up today! Go to the Events page for more information.
Peace and Love – Nancy