Anyway, I was pretty excited that they are now back in style so I have been making them again and pledging that I have made my last one due to lack of space. We will see about that since the grand kids are always begging me to make more.
This terrarium is a tall glass container and I wanted a lot of rock to show at the bottom with the plants near the top of the container. A thin layer of crushed charcoal (which you can buy at a garden center) was applied to the top of the rocks and next a layer of dirt deep enough to support plant growth. I actually planted a small clump of live moss and also used dried moss for ground cover in certain areas. Finally I added a few larger colored stones, butterflies and a fawn that is set back amongst the plants.
This particular terrarium was made with a very large bowl and I included small hills as well as a crevice in the lower dirt area and filled the crevice with crushed gold rock which serves as a walkway. Most of the dirt area is covered by varying colors of dried moss. I strategically placed some larger stones and nestled into the moss. It contains two blue birds, one fairy, one mushroom, one turtle, one frog and two butterflies.
- Glass bowl or dish
- Indoor potting soil
- Crushed Charcoal
- Small-Medium size Decorative Rocks
- Exotic Miniature Indoor Plants
- Gardening Gloves
- Optional (dried moss or live moss, crushed rock, or signature rock, and figurines)
- Cover your work area with newspaper or plastic.
- Fill container with a layer of rock (depth depends on size of container and the space you want between the plants and top of container plus allowing for depth of dirt).
- On top of rock spread a thin layer of crushed charcoal to maintain a healthy environment and prevent mold.
- Spread enough dirt to support plant growth.
- Arrange dirt straight across the container or use your creativeness and build crevices, valleys, and hills.
- Using your spoon, dig one hole for each of your plants.
- Carefully place each plant in its place and, using your hands, gently but firmly press the soil down around the plant roots to make sure they are firmly planted.
- Carefully place your decorative rocks, figurines, or other miniature items inside the terrarium.
- Add moss or crushed rock in strategic places.
- Sprinkle water around the soil of your plants.
- Water and care for as normal.
- Pinch back plants to keep growth in check.
Authored by +Terri Henkels
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