gardening I Love Terrariums February 15, 2019 Anybody who knows me well knows that I love to garden and I love glass. Which may be why I love terrariums. All that goodness rolled into one thing. Makes me so happy! My love of terrariums may date back to my short lived membership in 4H. I joined at the end of school my 5th grade year, just in time to make a terrarium in an old 5 gallon pickle jar and an ill fated homesick trip to camp. I was hooked on the terrarium, even if 4H was not for me. Recently, I was cleaning out a cabinet and came across this glass container and thought it would make a good terrarium. Plus, it’s the time of year that I start getting antsy, wanting to get out in the garden and enjoy mother nature, even if I know better. It occurred to me that I might not be alone in my need to grow something green, so I thought that I would share how to make a simple terrarium with you! Supply list: A large container Potting soil Charcoal Rocks Plants suitable for terrariums. If you are not certain which to buy, your local nursery should be more than happy to help. First, add rocks. The rocks help with the drainage. Next, add a 1″ layer of charcoal. While, the charcoal isn’t necessary it helps the rocks with the drainage. I’ve skipped this part in the past and regretted it! #mold Step 3, add enough potting soil to plant your plants! Now for my favorite part, planting the plants. Be creative and have fun with their placement! I decided to have a little fun with my terrarium and added the sweetest turquoise bird. However, you could leave yours plain. Just remember, make sure what you are adding is water proof. Last, add water. Luckily for the plants, you rarely have to add water to the plants in a terrarium. It’s basically it’s own ecosystem. However, once in a great while I find that I have to add some if it gets to dry. Think rainforest, not desert! One last piece of advice, I like to put my terrarium where it gets a good amount of natural sun light, avoiding direct sun. A nice thing about a terrarium is that if it isn’t happy with the sunlight, you can just move it! It is amazing that such a simple thing can make this girl so happy! Have I mentioned that I love terrariums? Until next time… Previous My Favorite Material In The Bathroom Newer Let The Shenanigans Begin You May Also Like I’m on Fire! January 26, 2018 Happy Mardi Gras February 14, 2015 Laissez Les Bon Temp Rouler! February 9, 2016 4 Comments Cindy Caretto February 15, 2019 at 8:50 pm Reply Your piece is gorgeous! Can succulents be plants in terrariums? Tammy February 15, 2019 at 9:33 pm Reply Thank you Cindy, I’m not sure if succulents can be put into terrariums. Good question! I guess I need to look that up. Rita C at Panoply February 16, 2019 at 12:00 am Reply Your terrarium looks very healthy and happy! Love that little blue bird! Benita February 16, 2019 at 5:10 pm Reply Honey, I love this!! I too was in 4H…sewing was my specialty…I didn’t do it well. My first project was an ugly apron. I made a few more things after that but finally gave it up. I know my sewing machine was so thankful! 🙂 Okay, you’ve inspired me. I have a vintage Tom’s jar sitting in the pantry doing nothing. Maybe a terrarium is exactly what it needs. I have a brown thumb, but surely, I can’t screw it up too badly, right?!? 🙂 Happy weekend! Love and hugs! Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Name * Email * Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.