search and you will find a superfluous amount of succulent terrarium tutorials on the web. after browsing many of them,
i gave it a go for mother's day. my mom has the greenest thumb and can grow anything. she likes plants and enjoys being in her garden, so i knew that this was something she would appreciate. here's how ours turned out.
start with a layer of rocks for water drainage.
*if you use an enclosed container, add a layer of carbon to control moisture, bacteria, and odor.
add soil, arrange plants, and add a layer of moss.
this bright green moss was leftover from mini-she's school project. it was perfect for setting the plants apart from the soil and giving the terrarium an overall finished look.
then personalize it with fun decorations.
mini-he contributed three marbles, and i made a tiny 'happy mother's day' sign out of construction paper and a toothpick.
outcome and thoughts:
overall, this was quick to make; it took about 25 minutes. we literally threw this together an hour before my mom came, so we used whatever we could find. there wasn't a great selection of plants at our local store either. arranging the plants was harder than i expected...i couldn't get them to stand up, and it was difficult to maneuver your hands in the small jar. i'd love to use sea glass next time for more color.
bright, indirect sunlight
water once a week - mist with a spray bottle or
drop in some ice cubes to avoid over-watering.
mother's day gifts for mom.
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