I started by gathering supplies.....glass container, small plants, moss, charcoal, small pebbles, and soil.
I stuck with ferns and violets, because that's mainly what my nursery had, but you could also use small orchids, and different mosses. You could even create an open terrarium with all succulents. The Internet is flooded with ideas.
This was a basic kit I had purchased and used on the first couple of terrariums. I later found it more economical, (because I was making so many) to buy larger bags of everything. Besides the glass container, which I purchased at Hobby Lobby, this is everything you need.
Here is a side view of one of the terrariums so you can see the different layers. The first layer is rocks or pebbles, followed by charcoal, then a layer of moss. Next comes the soil, then plants, and more moss to cover any open areas of soil. It's really quite simple, and I even had the kids helping me.
Each one is a little different. In mine, I added a gazing ball I had purchased for my daughter's fairy garden. It added a touch of whimsy.
They are super sweet, and very simple to make. They make great gifts as well.
I'm thinking of ordering some of these tiny mushrooms. They are perfect for a small terrarium. They are from Etsy.
So, while waiting for the warm weather, and Spring to arrive, you could garden today on a very "small" scale with a terrarium. Hmmm, maybe I'll make some of these for the shop. Speaking of the shop, we are open this week. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 4-6 from 10-3pm.
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