I owned a few Terrariums in my lifetime, all in Singapore, where few of us are rich enough to “own” land and have gardens. Over here in Northern California, we actually have a lovely garden. It was our move-in present to ourselves, which also doubled as a Christmas present for me. So there is really no “reason” to have a Terrarium, until last weekend before Easter. The kids were driving us crazy and I desperately needed a “feel-good” project to take my mind off my own frustrations and making felt roses just isn’t cutting it.
A short trip to Navlet Garden Center near my son’s preschool quickly gave me an idea. I’ll attempt to make my own Terrarium, or two! I had blogged about planting a Terrarium here, in case you missed it. I was not able to find Coir Brick and Clay Pellets there so I bought some charcoal and a good quality potting mix instead.
Total cost of both glass jars were about $20, at Michael’s;
Total cost of planting materials were about $30 (but I have a lot of potting mix and charcoal left over for future projects) at Navlet.
Satisfaction from having completed a tranquil project = priceless (I can’t help it! :-p)
Don’t know which plant to buy for your new Terrarium? Better Homes and Gardens had compiled a list of 12 plants that will thrive in the moist potting mix and high humidity found in a Terrarium.
Happy planting and happy Easter!