Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Here it is!



I have very smart  blog readers . Yes, I have made a terrarium. With the threat of a major snow storm for this area tonight how pleasant it was to "play"  in dirt   even for just an hour.Made  one many years ago  not the greatest success but I became reinspired after   seeing Paula Hayes  Terrariums . Her blown glass pieces are amazing.
Had a lovely round shaped  vase that  I love
Added first a
  layer   stones about 1 1/2 inches for drainage, then a thin layer of aquarium charcoal to keep  soil fresh,then some moistened peat rich  potting soil  about  2 inches slightly mounded on one side  and finally the plants.   Those lovely little plants that posted about yesterday were divided into even smaller   plants .  Only had room for  3. Chose baby tears,  Frosty fern and Goldfish plant that have similar needs of light and watering.  Had thought of adding a whimsy piece but not enough room so just a few rocks to add a bit of interest.


Until the terrarium  has acclimatized will keep it on the buffet in the dining room  moving it later to the brighter  living room....
Wonder what I will do  with the   ivy and left over parts of the  3 chosen  plants.

8 comments:

Rosanne said...

Oh, I was right! It looks great! You could use the leftovers to create more terrariums for your daughters!

Becca's Dirt said...

Oh I bet you find something to do with the leftovers. I love terrariums. Back in the 80's they were really in and everyone had one. You did a great job on it.

Shady Gardener said...

You are the mover and shaker over there! You've already created your terrarium and made a post! :-) I like the idea of making a t. garden to share.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

What a lovely terrarium! And what a fun project on a snowy day. I am off to check out the link you included in your post.

Jennifer@threedogsinagarden said...

Hi Rosemary,
It hasn't started snowing yet and I am beginning to wonder if we are to get the really big storm the radio has been talking about all day. Love your terrarium! I have been thinking of doing one myself. Maybe one of these days I will be able to find those spare moments for the project. Stay warm! Jennifer

Karen said...

I was wrong, but I'm still thrilled to see your terrarium! I hope you keep us posted on the progress the plants will make. You have a lovely container for this.

NO REASON NEEDED said...

Love that vase. What a beautiful accent piece.

verobirdie said...

Lovely, lovely lovely, and very inspiring.
Btw, how can you survive so much snow? ;-)