The BiOrbAir and traditional terrariums

This is a follow on post from an article I have written for Vantage Point magazine on terrariums.  On the 25th September 2014, I planted both the BiOrbAir and a traditional terrarium, hoping to inspire Vantage Point readers to plant a terrarium.  This was the start of my long-term BiOrbAir trial and review – something I am just so excited about!

This is the BiOrbAir after I initially planted it on 25th September 2014.

I am a truly old fashioned kind of girl; I have never been keen on modern, having always preferred the traditional, antique, or older style…until now!  I have been so excited and inspired by the modern, up to date, specialised BiOrbAir terrarium!  I think of my BiOrbAir day and night.

The traditional terrarium and the BiOrbAir together after I planted them on 25th September 2014.

I love the difference the BiOrbAir has made to a dark room in my house, it is a beautiful and very clever invention that uses the latest technology to bring nature to anyone and everyone, whether you work in an office or basement without windows and natural light, are house-bound or recouperating in bed, if you wish to closely study and observe tropical plants, if your pet usually destroys any house plants you have, or you just want the most beautiful and unique light feature planted to your own specific design and theme – the BiOrbAir is for you, it’s for everyone.  This is not to say that I don’t still enjoy my traditional terrariums, for I truly do, I would however like at least one BiOrbAir in every room of my home!

The BiOrbAir after I initially planted it in September 2014.

Although I had topped up the water reserve and mister unit, I hadn’t touched any of the plants in my BiOrbAir since I originally planted this terrarium in September 2014; by the end of October some of the moss was looking rather tatty, but the rest of the plants were thriving and needed no attention.  My traditional terrarium on the other hand had regularly required me to remove a dead or decaying leaf here and there, as well as having moss that needed replacing.  So on the 9th November 2014 I removed and replaced some of the moss in both the terrariums and removed quite a few more dead fronds from the traditional terrarium.

The traditional terrarium after I initially planted it in September 2014.
This photo was taken on 9th November 2014, before I made any alterations to the planting.
This photo was taken on 9th November 2014, before I made any alterations to the planting.
This photo was taken on 9th November 2014, after I replanted some of the mosses.
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This photo was taken on 9th November 2014, before I made any alterations to the planting.
This photo was taken on 9th November 2014, after I had replanted some of the mosses.

Click here to see the full planting list for this BiOrbAir and traditional terrarium.

As you can see, it’s far easier to see and photograph plants in the BiOrbAir than in my traditional terrarium with its wobbly glass.  The handmade glass gives an etheral look and adds a touch of intrigue as to what is inside, inviting you to take a closer look.  I often think that some of my traditional terrariums have a watercolour type quality to their appearance, which adds to their beauty.  The BiOrbAir is constructed of acrylic, especially so that is gives a clear and unhindered view of the plants, this together with the lights really allows you to see every detail of your plants and enjoy their beauty.

Other articles that may interest you……

To read the first part of my long-term review of the BiOrbAir – this review starts from planting and covers the next six months after planting, please click here.

To see the first part of my White Orchid Trial BiOrbAir Terrarium, please click here.

To read the first part of my Madagascar BiOrbAir Terrarium Trial, please click here.

To read about the new features that the new 2017 BiOrbAir terrarium offers, please click here.

 

To read the first part of my Miniature Orchid Trial – Growing Miniature Orchids in the BiOrbAir, please click here.

To read my Planting List of beautiful miniature orchids to grow in terrariums, please click here.

To see the full planting list for the BiOrbAir and the traditional terrarium featured in this article, please click here.

To see a Planting List of a wide range of beautiful plants suitable for growing in a terrarium or bottle garden, please click here.

To read about using decorative ornaments and sculptures or natural features in your terrarium, please click here.

To read about specially designed terrarium tools, please click here.

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