Most days, I think that I’m still pretty young.
And by young I mean I go to bed at 9, wake up at 6, drink my tea while reading, and a wild night for me consists of
a glass of wine while playing scrabble. I live a crazy life, let me tell you!
In keeping with my forever young theme, I have recently realized how much I miss gardening (yes, Mom, that wretched chore you used to make me do!). Being that I live in a concrete jungle, gardening is also a far fetched dream.
And then I remembered the terrarium. Not only is it the cure to the gardening “itch” but it makes a beautiful (and low maintenance) decoration.
What You Need
-Stones (Can be found in craft stores,hardware stores, or Ikea)
-Mini stones/sand (Can be found in craft stores,hardware stores, or Ikea)
-Glass container (mine’s from Ikea…flea markets,craft stores,etc are good places to look too)
-Succulent plants (I got mine at Lowe’s)
Gather your supplies.
Remove your plants from the container. (I like to use scissors to gently cut them out so as not to damage the roots or plant leaves.)
Slightly break up the roots and lay your plants out while you go through the remaining steps.
Start layering your “ingredients”. First put either the small stones/sand, or do a mix of both, whichever you choose. Next add a little dirt. Position your plants in the way you like them best then finish covering the roots with dirt.
Finish with whatever decorative toppings you choose, whether it’s more small rocks, spanish moss or even some small figurines.
*While some people recommend that you put charcoal in the bottom rock layer to assist with filtration, my botanist mother said this is not necessary as the sand/small rocks will already be filtering*