A quick glance on Pinterest and you’ll see modern terrariums are trending.
And why not? A terrarium is a great way to bring a little bit of nature indoors.
Gone are the days of lizard habitats. Today’s terrariums are whimsical and charming.
It’s easy to make your own terrarium. All you need are a few basics:
glass jar or any container
potting soil or compost
assorted indoor plants
Be creative. You can use an apothecary or mason jar, geo globe, or a fish bowl.
Fill the bottom of the glass bowl with small rocks. This will act as your drainage.
Add 1/2″ of activated charcoal. The charcoal is a filter to help keep the water clean. (Hint: best place to find activated charcoal is at a pet store that sells aquarium accessories.)
Add a thin layer of Sphagnum moss to keep the potting soil from settling into the rocks.
Add potting soil. Here, I used homemade vermicompost thanks to my hungry earthworms.
Use a plastic spoon to dig small holes for your plants.
Plants always look good in odd numbers so I have three small plants with different heights for added interest.
Here it is!
Thought this would make a great belated birthday gift for our co-worker.
All it needs is a little misting every other day.
It’s that easy! Don’t you want to make your own modern terrarium?
Or learn to make your own dish garden here.
Feeling a little adventurous? How about creating a coffee table terrarium here.
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Good Nights for Great Tomorrows