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The Great Indoors

  • December 21st, 2011 | In Stock, Uncategorized

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    A terrarium is a great way to add warmth to your home.

    How to:

    1. Select your terrarium. Go with a shape and scale you respond to. We like the organic form of the style above by Liz Boscacci for Bevara Design House, available in our web shop.

    2. Visit your local nursery or botanical shop and pick out stones, rocks, or pea gravel, as well as potting soil and charcoal for the bottom of the terrarium. The stone layer will act as drainage for the terrarium, and the charcoal will prevent mold.

    3. Choose compact, slow-growing plants for the terrarium. Succulents, cactus, ferns, and mosses will work best.

    4. Start by spreading a two-inch layer of stones along the bottom of the terrarium.

    5. Add a thin layer of crushed charcoal, and then lay down 2-3 inches of soil. You can landscape by contouring the soil to different heights.

    6. Remove any dead or dying leaves from plants and check for insects before placing plants inside, making sure roots are set firmly into the soil. Start with the larger plants and then work in smaller ones.

    7. Place the terrarium in bright, natural light- but not direct sunlight.

    8. To care for your terrarium, err on the side of caution. Mist regularly, or add a quarter cup of water as needed only to the plants.

    This entry was posted on Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 at 10:38 pm and is filed under In Stock, Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

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