Mine Own Terrarium

I’ve always loved Victorian botanical illustrations – all those beautifully painted ferns and orchids, and the terrariums that were so magical in their ability to contain a jungle in miniature form. Many of these ‘exotic’ species that were sought out and transported in Wardian cases were local to Malaysia, but being a suburbanite, sometimes these beautiful wild plants were as exotic to me as to the Victorian collectors, yet comfortingly familiar as well.

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