It must be the time of year but I want more plants in my home. Everything outside looks pretty barren and I need some lush green. With the woodsy warmth of the Christmas tree long gone I’ve decided to make a terrarium. I’ve got this great glass hurricane that I had rocks and a candle in, but never remembered to put it outside on the table during the summer. I think its new life as a terrarium will put it to better use.
I did a little research and found a video here. It’s a fairly simple ecosystem that once planted has very few requirements. Light and water, that’s it. If you’d like to make one, you’ll need gravel, charcoal, potting soil and of course plants. Make sure you choose plants that require similar care.
Here I’ve layered about an inch of gravel, then 1/2 inch of charcoal. I wanted to use these beautiful, polished river rocks so I added them as a layer before I added about 3 inches of soil.
After you add the soil, simply add the plants. I added moss and baby tears for ground cover and a fern for height. You can add extras like more rocks or little creatures.
Try succulents or cacti for very easy care. Find unusual glass containers at Ikea or even thrift stores. It’s such a nice way to bring the outside in. Have fun with it!