It’s time for another flower / gardening tip from Deborah of The Little Garden Spot! Here is a blog post on making your own terrarium and fun and easy way to add a little green into your home. Deborah brings in fresh flowers each week to the shop for you to buy so be sure to come and pick up an arrangements as a gift or for your home. Take it away Deborah…..
One of my favorite ways to bring a garden indoors is with a terrarium. If you don’t have a lot of time, or don’t think you have a “green thumb,” this mini garden is for you!
You will need:
-a clean glass container
-a few plants (succulents are great, or other plants that stay small)
-gravel or pebbles
-activated charcoal (you can find this at your local garden center or aquarium supply stores)
Make sure you start with a clean, glass container. Mix together gravel, pebbles, and the charcoal pieces to make your first layer. This layer should be about an inch thick.
Next, spread a layer of moss over the rocks to keep the soil from filtering into the rocks.
Add about 2 inches of soil (depending on your container, you may need more or less soil)
Make a few small holes and add plants.
Next, place your decorations. Cover the soil with moss or rocks.
Place in a spot with indirect sunlight and water as needed.
If you don’t have time to make one yourself swing by the shop and pick one up. I’ll have a couple at Stylish Patina for sale. They are perfect for your home or office!
Virginia native Kelly Millspaugh Thompson’s company Stylish Patina is where vintage meets modern in home furnishings & decor. She believes that all spaces should have modern function and a vintage soul. ... read more
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