Saturday, March 01, 2008

Gardening with Children: How to Make a Succulents Terrarium

I recently mentioned to my children that I created a terrarium when I was a little girl. Since then, they have been asking me to help them make one of their own. Yesterday, I was ordering some plants for the upcoming season at Annie's Annuals (http://www.anniesannuals.com/), one of my favorite nurseries, and they had a video on Succulents Terrariums as featured on Martha Stewart (http://www.marthastewart.com/article/succulents-terrariums?lnc=38f9cf380e1dd010VgnVCM1000005b09a00aRCRD&rsc=showmain_tv_the-martha-stewart-show). With this inspiration, we went to our local nursery, the Farm at Green Village (http://www.thefarmatgreenvillage.com/), bought our supplies and made our terrarium.

If you don't have time to watch the video, here is a simplified step-by-step guide:

1. Gather together your supplies: a suitable container, succulents, gravel, soil, sand, a small paintbrush, and a spray bottle.
2. Pour the bottom layer of gravel and the middle layer of soil.

3. Place your succulents on top of the soil.
4. Add the top layer of sand.

5. Level and brush the sand off your succulents with the paintbrush.
6. Spray the sand off the succulents and walls of the terrarium with the spray bottle.
7. Your succulents terrarium is complete.

2 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

This looks like fun. The kid in me would like a succulent terrarium. :)

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