|Project by Gone_Tropical||posted 02-02-2011 11:17 AM||1805 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
truly tiny ;-)
nasty weather outside, so I decided to fill two glass vases with plants. One will go towards the Raffle Table at the garden club, the other one I will keep.
I always wanted to have a terrarium, but shied away because of the high maintenance. But I found a couple of neat looking, long stemmed vases with lids, and I immediately thought of planting something inside.
Since those are very small, it may work ok for a moss garden and being so little it should not require much time to keep it neat.
I started with adding pebbles, a layer of charcoal bits, and fresh potting mix. the plants I got from the yard, different sedum varieties, Irish Moss, a fern pup and a small division of a mini begonia. Both the fern and the begonia will out grow their spaces, but I will just transplant them back into the yard and replace them with smaller plants. A small wooden stick (skewer) was helpful with planting into the small space.
Those are all shade loving plants since I plan on keeping the mini terrarium at a bright window but out of direct sunlight. Don’t want to bake the plants since the sun would turn the terrarium into an oven.
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