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Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Michele Weymouth of Living Mi-Wey in Virginia shares a step-by-step guide for creating a succulent terrarium with the Washington Post. I love her signature terrarium bauble: something gold nestled among her terrarium plants. Other great terrarium decoration ideas include small mirrors, figurines, glass marbles, or beach glass.
Monday, December 8, 2014
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Make A Terrarium Kit
Use your imagination! Use wine bottles, vases, tiny bottles, bowls, containers with lids- anything! Consider looking at a second-hand store rather than expensive vases or storage containers called terrariums.
Mix two parts potting mix with one part sand to ensure proper drainage.
Pebbles, small rocks or small pieces of glass can all be used for the rock layer in your terrarium.
You can buy activated charcoal at any aquarium supply location.
The spaghnum moss serves as a filter between your soil layers and charcoal, and is optional.
See 19 terrarium plants suited to life under glass.
Bamboo skewers to maneuver plants and soil.
Be sure your trinkets or statuettes will fit in the terrarium vessel.
Labels: Bottle Terrarium
Monday, November 10, 2014
|Tillandsia aeranthos in collectie Eric J. Gouda|
Shari Petrucci from the Western Mass Masters Gardeners Association shares a suggestion at Mass Appeal:
"If your air-plants are in a small terrarium and you are unable to remove them for watering, we recommend misting them through the opening once weekly. This method can also be used for our hanging globe terrariums, wall pockets, and apothecary terrariums. Pay close attention that your plants are getting adequate moisture, but are not sitting in water within any terrarium."Remember that using distilled water in terrariums can reduce the amount of mineral deposits that develop on the glass. Be sure to visit Air Plants 101 at Mass Appeal to learn more about air plant care.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
|Green succulents are more likely to survive indoors.|
"3. Not all succulents are the same. Some may thrive indoors while others do better outdoors. Start with the greener ones as they are likely to survive better indoors."