Did you say low maintenance plants in a jar??

June 1st, 2010 Comments Off

This week, my daughter and I are attempting to make a terrarium together for her practical application of studying God’s creation –  plants.  We are very excited!

I’m not very good at taking care of indoor plants.  I always forget to water them.  So a terrarium is a wonderful idea for those of you who are like me who needs a low maintenance greenery in the home.  Here is the definition for a terrarium according to University of Missouri:

A terrarium is a tightly closed, clear glass or plastic container filled with small plants. It also has come to mean an open, transparent container for growing and displaying plants. Terrariums are most useful for small plants that do not adapt well to normal home atmospheres. When properly planted and located, they provide a novel way to grow many plants with minimal care.


Here is a beautiful example of an open terrarium from Stilllily’s Etsy shop.

Here is an unique example of a closed terrarium (they’re pendants!) from WarmCountryMeadows.

If you’re more of the let-someone-else-do-it-yourselfer, then check out their shops for some wonderful terrariums.  Otherwise, stay tuned for a tutorial/experiment this week on how to make one yourself!

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