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...
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Visions on A Shoe String
After operating this blog for several years, you'd think I've seen it all when it comes to terrariums, container planting or unusual small-scale planting schemes. It's true that I've seen many of the same ideas get recycled in and out - but occasionally something so unusual comes along that it catches my breath.
stringgardens.com is that needle-in-a-haystack find that keeps me going with this blog and with off-the-wall gardening methods in general. The site is a combination of French and Japanese so I'm having little luck determining where this operation is located. But visit the site and scroll through some of the gorgeous applications of this gardening method - orchids, bonsai and even jasmine and small fruiting shrubs - all suspended and thriving and magical.
UPDATE: Thanks to commenter Cristina H. for sharing a link to a very detailed DIY with photos, which describes the construction of this Japanese planting method "kokedama:"
This is a garden craft I am interested in trying!