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Innovative Christmas gift: Green world under glass

died When his fish to a disease, this was for a little boy from Paris the beginning for something New. The then eight-year-old Noam Levy wanted to use no more fish, but the Aquarium is different. For many years, he harbored plants and used various rooms, now he was trying to create behind the glass of a small landscape. The idea was not new: gardens in glass, the so-called bottle-gardens, experimented already 150 years ago the English naturalist and physician Nathaniel Ward.

With an old book as the Foundation began to Noam Levy to yourself to try and develop the ancient art of bottle gardens and more. He created small landscapes, as you could be anywhere in the world is also real. In Japan, Israel, Mozambique, China, Sri Lanka or in the black forest.

The garden in the glass can be easily designed by yourself. Photo: Rebecca Genet

Today, 33 years and many experiments later, has become levy's Hobby into a profession. In Paris, he operates a Studio, boutique, in which he designed the various Mini-Ecosystems and to customers in all over the world. The jars are sealed air-tight and can for many years to work autonomously.

The secrets behind Noam Levy reserves: In a German book, he describes together with his colleague Anna Bauer 33 miniature gardens-it-yourself create: from the dry landscape over the tropical mini-forest up to Ecosystems in the temperate Latitudes.

"a Lot of people in the city, the natural miss. Plant to have around is of the utmost importance."Noam Levy, a miniature gardener

His worlds has divided Levy in different levels of difficulty. The simpler gardens consist of only a Plant and mosses, the more complicated from up to four types. The book has already been translated into seven languages. This success, Levy writes of a fundamental need: "a Lot of people in the city will miss the nature," he says. "Plants have to be, is of the utmost importance."

gardens in glass are not only for city people, but for all who like to try something with plants, is an ideal winter project. As container of candy or Apothecary jars, Canning or storage jars, and similar vessels are suitable.

Closed circuit

The landscape behind the glass is designed in such a way that all of the for the Plant the necessary elements such as water, light and nutrients are optimally dosed available. Since, with the exception of the dry landscapes – the glasses, the gardens are closed, the water stays in the cycle. The roots take it, the leaves release it as water vapor, it condenses on the glass and again passes into the substrate and to the roots. Levy has in his Studio the terrarium, which he opened for years, and therefore, cannot be poured.

A delight for the eye and the soul. Photo: Rebecca Genet

So that the Plant can operate for you is essential for life and photosynthesis, it must have enough light, and not more than a Meter from a window without direct sunlight are removed. The substrate is constructed, as it exists in natural environment in the Form of layers of sediment. Plants that go well together, are planted together.

Created: 24.11.2019, 20:54 PM

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