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Marlene: Designing Living Works of Art


“I owe my green thumb to my grandparents,” Marlene says. She spent her childhood playing in their garden, developing the passion that she’d later nurture into a career.

Following her love of nature, she worked in flower shops to gain professional experience in the field. After a couple of years, Marlene decided that it was time to carve out her own niche. While browsing Pinterest, she stumbled upon a board full of terrariums and thought, I can do that!

Inspired to offer something different, Marlene quit her job and started driving with Lyft. She focused on out-of-the-ordinary, living works of art: foliage-filled guitars, antiques, and globes full of intricate ferns. It’s the urban gardening movement of the ’70s, brought back by an expert. Marlene isn’t in her grandparents’ garden anymore.

Two years later, she’s known as “Terrarium Girl” and has grown a following. Her pieces can be found at baby showers, weddings, and homes across the country — and she’s still driving with Lyft in between deliveries.

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