Terrariums are the perfect Northern Michigan home accessory or gift for that special someone. Terrarium Bar in Traverse City is your one-stop shop for all things terrarium. An oasis of plants and flowers covering almost every corner of the store, Terrarium Bar is a one-of-a-kind experience where adults and children alike can get their hands dirty while expressing their creative urges. MyNorth’s Kelly Brown spoke to owner Megan Kellogg about the basics of Terrarium Bar. Check out Terrarium Bar in Traverse City’s Warehouse District.
What led you to open Terrarium Bar?
This idea came about after a staff member and I created a collection of terrariums for a fundraising event. I was in the process of moving into my current location, which I shared with local florist Derek Woodruff (Floral Underground). At the time, both of us were only offering private account services, so we were experimenting with expanding our current business by adding retail. It took a lot of concentration, so after building this little glass environment late into the night, I decided that others could enjoy the same experience.
What is the average cost of a terrarium?
Prices vary depending on the type and size of the boat. Items are priced a la carte, so the price is determined by the selection of plants and decorations.
Please tell me how to make a terrarium.
The first step is to choose a clean container. This will help set the tone for your “living world”. Consider color and theme. Beach, forest, desert? Does your terrarium tell a story? Gather the pieces together with complementary plants (plants that like the same watering schedule) to create an intention. I’m often told I’m not creative, but each choice adds up and the result is always unique and beautiful.
Isn’t this a wonderful experience for both children and adults?
yes! It’s a wonderful time for both children and adults. Generally, it’s the younger audience that likes to get their hands dirty, but it’s the adults who keep coming back. It’s also a perfect place for a date!
How was business?
Things have been steadily improving over the past three years. We operate primarily through word of mouth.our wonderful I’m sure my clients are spreading the word.
Any advice for building a terrarium?
enjoy! Please mess it up! And yes, you should put a creepy doll head in your terrarium.