I suck at gardening. I get a plant. I kill a plant. I wait a few months and repeat this cycle. I crave greenery because it reduces stress, increases focus, and calms me… but I can never sustain it! When I discovered terrariums and saw that they practically impossible to kill I got super excited. Here are some of my favorite tips and tricks for creating perfect terrarium.
Things you will need:
Gravel/Small Rocks (mine were hot pink!)
(*I used a clean 14.5 oz Bath and Body Works Candle Jar and I would not recommend going smaller than that. It can either be all glass with a glass lid or an open glass container)
Selecting your plants:
-Ask your garden specialist what small succulents, cacti, and or mosses live well together. They are trained to help you pick something excellent.
-It is a good idea to take your vessel with you to be sure you pick plants that fix well inside.
-If they do not have anything that is small enough, you can always order on line.
Putting together your terrarium:
- Start by making sure your vessel is clean and dry.
- Gently place the gravel into the bottom of your vessel. Depending on the size of your vessel it you will make the drainage between .5-1.5 inches high. This serves as a drainage system.
- Sprinkle activated charcoal over your gravel. (If it is in a capsule, break it open first. Basically this is going to help keep germs and mold away!)
- Add your soil, leaving room for the plants.
- Arrange your plants starting with the largest first. At this time if you have any small decorations you can at them as well.
- Place the lid back on the container or leave them open. Either way is sure to be beautiful!
- Try to keep the soil moist by watering your terrarium once a week or so.
For more information on terrariums, check out this website.
Interested in making a super creative one? Maybe these are more your speed.