violet terrarium

I have been exercising my very dormant green thumb recently, planting little plants in the house since we still can’t garden outside.  It was actually snowing again this morning!

That said, I have been totally drawn into the whole terrarium movement.  I love how they look and since I adore glass jars and often buy them without a real plan, I was able to put one to good use!

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Now, before embarking on the terrarium path I made sure to do my research.  Several sites now have a lot of great information.  I printed some of this out and took it with me to the nursery to get my plants, dirt, etc…   Here are a couple of links.  (I used the BHG one)

Here is how mine went together:

 First was a layer of small pea gravel.

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Next I added in a layer of dirt.

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Next I added in my violet that I purchased.

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To help finish it off, I added in some moss around the base of the violets.

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Once it was all in place, I added a bit of water.

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I did, quickly realize, that the lid was not a good idea for the violets, like it is for other plants, and removed it. 

Now it is resting happily in my living room, and for a few brief bits of time I was able to enjoy a slice of spring.

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Wishing you good weather and a very happy spring!

 


Comments

violet terrarium — 4 Comments

  1. Your work is wonderful. However I have crafts that I would like to share with you and others.Do you accept photos from other crafters? Excuse my lack of experience in these matters.
    Bernie Gutstadt.

  2. LOVE that terrarium…I remember I used to beg my mom to make some when I was little (I think it was after we had made one at school). It is beautiful but only compensates a little for the ugly, ugly non-spring that is outside. Are you able to come over to Oshkosh for Emma’s demo on Friday—us Fiskateers need only a little reason to party!

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