It’s always nice to get home after a long trip and settle back in. We left home two weeks ago and returned last night. In the middle of shopping, laundry, and cleaning, I decided to check an item off of my to-do list. I made a simple little terrarium.
I made a quick trip to Lowe’s and bought three plants, some potting soil, and some gravel.
The plants were on sale for only $1.00 each. I think they are making room for their Christmas inventory.
I spread everything out on the kitchen table. I used a large, lidded jar that my mother gave me. It will have to work since I don’t have a decorative container on hand.
I followed the same technique Martha Stewart used on one of her shows. The gravel went in first.
Next was the soil. I made sure it was evenly spread.
The first plant I used had six little bulbs so I divided it and gave it a hair cut.
The second plant had some dead leaves which I trimmed away.
Then I divided it, too. Of course Martha knew the scientific names of all of the plants she used. I don’t even know the common names.
I do know the third plant is in the ivy family. After they were all in, I smoothed out the soil and misted them with water. I screwed the lid on tightly. That is the secret to keeping the plants moist.
I placed it on my refinished bamboo plant stand (here) in the sunroom (here) and (here).
Maybe someday I can get a beautiful Victorian terrarium like the one Martha used.
But for now my mother’s empty pickle jar will have to do.
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