But since I don't get the opportunity to do many projects with my kiddo anymore, I decided to make one more attempt at creating a healthy terrarium.
Before we got started, I watched (and re-watched) this video by my friend Anne from Anne of Green Gardens. Anne was my inspiration when I made my fairy garden village, so I thought her guidance would boost my confidence with terrariums and it did.
- Ball 1 gallon glass jar or other large glass container
- Miracle-Gro potting mix
- activated filter carbon
- sheet moss
- clay hydroballs or small pebbles
- succulents - I used Donkey Tails and Parva Echeveria
- mixing bowl
- wooden spoon
- small rocks or other decorations (optional)
|You may be able to find most of the materials (carbon, moss, clay hydroballs and maybe even a container and plants) at your local pet store.|
The trick with closed terrariums is finding the right balance. They need light, but not too much light and moisture, but not too much moisture. Keep a close watch over your little environment until that perfect balance is reached. If you see any mold or excessive condensation, remove the lid and let things air out a bit.
What's your secret for the perfect terrarium?