Pebbles The first layer in your terrarium should be pebbles. This will ensure proper circulation of water throughout the system. I l...
Moss collected from outside with hairs etc. You might be thinking "why wash moss at all"? The gist of it is - rinse your ...
I have seen a few bloggers posting reviews of complimentary Enviro-Cake terrariums from Florida-based http://envirocakes.com . I have to ...
Glass Containers The containers you choose to use should be clean (rinsed with a few drops bleach in w...
If you have a difficult time locating terrarium-suitable plants in your home town, you can order a set of six small plants suited for ter...
Saturday, October 29, 2011
HGTV Doesn't Quite Hit the Mark
I was disappointed in this bare-bones terrarium tutorial spotted at the HGTV website. At least they included the note about sphagnum moss and charcoal to ensure filtration levels for the soil.
But I can tell you just by looking at the above photo that neither of those plants are suited for terrarium life. That one on the left looks like a mini parlor palm of some sort and that puppy will never take to the humid terrarium environment well. Whatever that plant on the right is - it already looks half-wilted.
Your best bet is to stick to ferns and moisture and shade loving plants folks!
How to Make Your Own Terrarium at HGTV