Here you can see the succulents before I re potted them. The above space is my little window garden near the dining table. I had all the glass bowls, vases and containers already. Some are condiments and pickle jars. If you don't have any of these, the dollar tree and .99 cent store are great places to find them. Also thrift shops and garage sales. Just make sure you can get into them after planting to prune and water.
|Cave woman. She has later been updated with the 'bone in the hair' look.|
Begin with a clean glass container. Fill with enough rocks so you don't see any glass bottom.
|Dyllan's idea for Indiana Jones to be running from the T-Rex. :)|
Pull your succulents from their little pots and remove any lava rock for later. Loosen some of the dirt to see the roots. Sometimes you will find that one succulent is really two or three! More to plant in the other containers! Place the plant in your desired spot, hold gently with your hand up right while you spoon dirt around it. Use the a long handled soft paint brush to aid you. The handle can help push in the roots into the dirt while the brush can help remove dirt from the plants later. Water your plants as you work with the mister. This will help keep them in place.
|I am loving Chewbaca off roading!|
|As soon as we find them, (in Dyllans; toys) we plan to put some little dinosaur bones deep into the dirt here, pressed up against the glass, like a archaeological site. :)|
While your terrariums will enjoy natural light, never leave them in direct sun as they will "bake" and kill your plants.
Water once a week with the water mister, once a month with diluted cactus food.
Use long handled tweezers to remove dead matter- this help promote new growth.
More succulent terrariums to come later.
Thanks for coming by! I hope I've inspired you start you own!