Friday Find – Art Terrarium

Posted at 11:52 am on March 22, 2018

I have to admit I am not the greenest of thumbs. If you know me, you know I struggle with keeping plants alive.  Saying that, I love what a few houseplants can do to an indoor space.  They add a pop of color and spruce up an otherwise plain room.  Incorporating plants in your indoor spaces can also have many benefits to our health such as purifying the air, increasing humidity during the dry season and several therapeutic effects too. (Thanks to the new craze of low-maintenance succulents, I’m winning at keeping office plants looking good!)

Now, we could all stop at our big box stores to pick up a couple houseplants to add to our homes but why not stop by the new Art Terrarium at the elevencherry building in Downtown Des Moines.  Owner, Andrea Metzler, opened the store in 2017 and has truly created a wonderful and unique space, dedicated to providing a wide selection of hearty plants, art and events.  She describes Art Terrarium as a ‘culmination of life, spirit, and community’.  Right when you walk into the store you are met with the beauty of plants everywhere – all excellent choices for the indoors.  Not only do they have the plants, there is pottery for the containers.  You can even pot up your own living works of art to decorate your home or give as gifts.

If you are like me and you love plants but haven’t had much luck keeping them alive – worry not – they have a fantastic line up of classes so you can get the 101 on how to be a true green thumb.

To learn more about Art Terrarium and their hours – check out their website.

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