17 June 2009
I've been on a terrarium kick lately. I keep seeing cool ones on the internets and in shops--I think it's yet another nod back to the 70s when terrariums were last en vogue.
So the other Sunday the Crafty Women got together and made terrariums. I love this one that Stephanie made with the little owls peeking out of it.
Terrariums are simple and satisfying to put together. The challenge is finding great glass containers for cheap (Goodwill) and tracking down some horticultural charcoal (Portland Nursery). It's a little hard to know how to water them initially. One of mine started growing mold--yikes! So I had to let them sit around for a couple of days with their tops off. But they're still alive so I'm hopeful for their on-going success.
Now I've got a little terrarium-building addiction! I am going to be hunting down more glass containers, looking for the perfect miniature plants, and foraging about for the lushest patches of moss. Oh, and I need to find some little critters to put in mine too....any idea where I could find a miniature garden gnome?
More terrarium inspiration and how-to's can be found here, here, and here. Oh, and you've got to see these Etsy sellers: Blithe Gardens, Made by Mavis, and Greenspot.
And then, go make one. Because, seriously, what's not to love about a miniature mossy green world?!