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A garden in a bowl

Handcrafted to include prowling cheetahs and pebbles that say ‘Happy Birthday’, terrariums from a new online store offer an eco-chic way to go green. The store, called The Green Bowl, launched in May.

mumbai Updated: Oct 04, 2014 18:56 IST
Nisha Shroff

Handcrafted to include prowling cheetahs, meditating figurines, pebbles that say ‘Happy Birthday’ and miniature teddy bears, terrariums from a new online store offer an eco-chic way to go green. The store, called The Green Bowl, launched in May.

Designed by Leah Umrigar, 34, a film production executive, these terrariums also make interesting gifting options; Umrigar is working on a special Diwali range too.

“We can customise each terrarium to match the interests of the recipient,” she says. “If you are a fitness enthusiast, for instance, we can create a Zen garden with yoga figurines. For someone who likes motorbikes or cycles, I can build a white pebbled road with tiny models of two-wheelers.”

The Green Bowl combines living plants with rocks, pebbles, coconut husk, peat moss, mud, branches and miniature figures to create the terrariums. Low-maintenance indoor plants such as syngoniam, aralias, lemon spider and agleonema complete the scene.

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