garden miniature.... love the base....possible DIY for me.....I have a few big ideas...lol....

garden miniature.... love the base....possible DIY for me.....I have a few big ideas...lol....

While no one can say for sure who invented these beauties, they are often attributed to Dr. Nathaniel Ward. In 1827, Ward studied moths and caterpillars in covered jars for observation. As time went on, some ferns sprouted in one of the glass containers–a very curious thing–as Ward had been unsuccessful in planting ferns in his own garden. He suspected this was due to the fact that London air was polluted, and thus prevented the growth of his plants. Dr. Ward placed the jar outside the…

While no one can say for sure who invented these beauties, they are often attributed to Dr. Nathaniel Ward. In 1827, Ward studied moths and caterpillars in covered jars for observation. As time went on, some ferns sprouted in one of the glass containers–a very curious thing–as Ward had been unsuccessful in planting ferns in his own garden. He suspected this was due to the fact that London air was polluted, and thus prevented the growth of his plants. Dr. Ward placed the jar outside the…

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The Fern and Mossery: Fern Fever: The Story of Pteridomania - Victorian Terrarium Craze

The Fern and Mossery: Fern Fever: The Story of Pteridomania - Victorian Terrarium Craze

A Victorian terrarium invented by London physician, Nathaniel Ward in 1829 to maintain ferns and other delicate plants in the polluted air of his London

A Victorian terrarium invented by London physician, Nathaniel Ward in 1829 to maintain ferns and other delicate plants in the polluted air of his London

Images from left: Common Fern-Shade with Ornamental Stand and Terrarium with Ferns and Ivy, 1870s, from the New York Public Library

Images from left: Common Fern-Shade with Ornamental Stand and Terrarium with Ferns and Ivy, 1870s, from the New York Public Library

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