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Is your honey allergic to flowers? Perfect. Get her a terrarium instead. These aren't the fish-tank-turned-dirt-patch terrariums from your school days. The modern terrarium can be housed in soaring glass domes, bowls or delicate bulbs and may contain a wide variety of living vegetation including moss, succulents, cacti and air plants. They can be grand gestures, or handheld tokens of affection.
"A terrarium can be romantic because it's a little world — it's own little universe," said Tassy Zimmerman, co-owner of Sprout Home in Brooklyn. "People can choose something meaningful and unique [to put inside] like a stone, animal or little character." Sprout offers several terrariums that include two love birds on a branch, for instance.
If twee crafts aren't your thing, Zimmerman says orchids are an acceptable alternative to other flowering plants because they don't have pollen.
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