Claire Hansen

Sergio Leone

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Cacti oh cacti, how shall I love thee? With your spikes and irresistible charm there is no doubt that I must love you carefully and with much respect.

Cacti and succulents are easy to love, being so fat, happy and bursting with life. Add a miniature person or animal and suddenly the entire scale of things shifts.  Lilliput Mountain HQ here in Tasmania is one of the worlds greenest and wettest places. Our local Warratah is recorded as having an average of 315 rainy days a year.  Miniature desert worlds take me somewhere else completely. Sitting on my work bench the terarriums remind me of spaghetti westerns,  moody tumbleweeds, lonesome people small against a big big sky all to a soundtrack by Ennio Morricone.

Every week I curate all new and never repeated succulent terrariums for people to take home with them. Lilliput Mountain can make custom orders, teach you how to make your own, or supply your own DIY kit.