• 02 November 2011
It's no secret on this blog that over the years I've struggled with developing a green thumb. I'm still on the fence if this is even possible! Anyway, I've found that making a terrarium is a fun way to practice, as you're essentially creating your own little microclimate :) This recent creation, a desert-themed terrarium, is just about the easiest thing to maintain (because it needs so little water so who cares if you forget to water!) and I encourage anyone wanting to infuse more "life" into their space to make one.
Here's how you do it:
1. Find an open top glass vessel of some sort. Mine was found at a local flower store (these could work too if you want an online source).
2. Fill it 1/3 (ish) the way up with pretty sand. Use your eye to judge.
3. Add a few craspedia balls, a succulent, an air plant (really cool plants that sit atop the sand basically), and a tiny piece of chartreuse reindeer moss. Et voila! You have a terrarium at hand, and one that's incredibly easy to keep alive too.
You can also find craspedia at a local florist (call first though, they aren't very common); and the remaining 3 components at your local nursery (i.e. Swansons in Seattle). Let me know if you have any questions about sourcing or technique!
image by Stephanie Brubaker for stephmodo