Press Release 10/3/16 (Kent, Connecticut) – When you need nature close by, terrariums are the answer. If you’ve always yearned to host plants indoors, but failed – this lecture will come to the rescue. The solution is crystal clear – glass can serve as a solution to bond botany and you. With the aid of a terrarium, you can host nature almost anywhere: in your parched apartment, your dim office cubicle, or your less-than-ideal home growing environment. Terrariums are like personal assistants – they put your indoor gardening chores on autopilot. These “small worlds” introduce beauty, botany, whimsy, sophistication, and sparkle into any décor simply, elegantly, and inexpensively. This lecture explains exactly how to work with terrariums. Not only will we share all sorts of recycling ideas for enlisting everything from vases to cake stands, fishbowls, lemonade pitchers, cookie jars, etc for growing plants and showcasing nature, but we’ll talk about how to select appropriate plants. And most importantly, this illustrated lecture will demonstrate precisely how to plant glass enclosures of all types, sharing secrets for success to incorporate green into your life, no matter how busy your schedule might be.

Join the Kent Memorial Library and the Kent Garden Club as they welcome horticulturalist, author and photographer Tovah Martin on Saturday, October 22, 2:00 p.m. at the Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard, Kent. Her topic is “Terrariums & You.” And her book The New Terrarium will be available for purchase & signing.

An avid (verging on obsessed) gardener indoors and outside, Tovah Martin is the author of many gardening books – most recently The Indestructible Houseplant (2015, Timber Press) which follows the success of The Unexpected Houseplant (2012, Timber Press) and The New Terrarium (2009, Clarkson Potter) as well as the popular Tasha Tudor’s Garden (1994, Houghton Mifflin). A freelance writer, her articles have appeared in publications throughout the country including Country Gardens, Garden Design, Traditional Home, Martha Stewart Living, O the Oprah magazine, Old House Interiors, Horticulture magazine, Yankee, Connecticut Cottages & Gardens as well as The Daily Telegraph in Europe. In addition to being the 2012 Writer in Residence for the new Victoria magazine, she is an accredited Organic Land Care Professional through NOFA, an honorary member of the Garden Club of America and the recipient of their medal for outstanding literary achievement. In 2013, she received the Gustav Mehlquist Award—the highest honor bestowed by the Connecticut Horticultural Society. She has appeared on the Martha Stewart Show, PBS television series and the CBS Sunday Early Show as well as many other television and radio broadcasts. She speaks throughout the country and has lectured aboard the QE2. Tovah can be found at and she posts on facebook at Plantswise by Tovah Martin.

Her book will be available for purchase and signing. This event is free and open to the public. To register or for more information call the Library, 860-927-3761; email; stop by the Library; or visit the Library’s online calendar at

The Kent Memorial Library’s mission is to enrich the lives of individuals and the community by providing materials, programs, and services to encourage reading, learning and imagination. The Kent Memorial Library is located at 32 North Main Street, Kent, Connecticut.

caption: Tovah Martin will be speaking at the Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard on Saturday, October 22, 2:00 p.m. Her topic will be “Terrariums & You” and her book The New Terrarium will be available for purchase and signing. This special event is co-sponsored by the Kent Garden Club and Kent Memorial Library. Please register. Photo by Kindra Clineff.