I love terrariums. Clear glass container or containers filled with mini plants and rocks. Here’s how to plant a terrarium inside a terrarium.
I was thinking the other day that New Year’s resolutions, if you’re into them, should perhaps be made the beginning of spring. If you think about it, this idea makes sense. No holiday guilt weighing on your shoulders, nor winter doldrums that have another couple months to endure. There’s so much promise come springtime; new beauty and new life. Warmer temps outside for exercise, and fresh air that makes you go, ahhh.
I’m all in.
Although resolutions aren’t really my bag, simply because I’m hard enough on myself, I do love to plan out some goals, and put in motion all of those ideas that I accumulated in my head over the winter and bring everything to life. Of course I’m talking about planting and gardening.
While sprucing up my garden house and getting it ready for spring, I decided that I wanted to load it up with plants. Bright green ones that would be relatively easy for this gal to keep them growing and lending to the feeling of a plant filled New Orleans patio, though this one is my garden house. It’s a place where we entertain, and a place where we go to check out for a few, to be quiet and enjoy the solace.
I’d like every surface to hold a plant or two, with the caveat of wherever a plant would stand, that area would look as though it was designed around the plant or even, plants. Not overdone, no, but rather curated. It’s these details that, when I’m awake at night, bring me joy to think about.
There’s a side table that lives between the two winged back chairs. It’s a nice round shape, and perfect for a terrarium. A pretty group of plants, all living in one large glass bowl. But hey, how about creating a terrarium inside a terrarium?! Let’s get a taller plant, like a palm, and plant it inside a tall glass vase, creating a garden structure-look, almost.
Sure, why not?!
How To Plant A Terrarium Inside A Terrarium
I am providing a source guide at the bottom of this post, including everything I used to create my terrarium.
Step 1. First things first, you’ll need to choose the vessels. In my case I’m using a large flat-bottomed bowl and a glass cylinder vase.
Step 2. Line the perimeter of the containers with preserved moss to hide the dirt and rocks.
Step 3. Add a 1 inch layer of pebbles and spread evenly
Step 4. Add potting mix soil 3/4 of the way up the shorter container and halfway up the taller vase.
Step 5. Place the plants where you would like to plant them. For the taller vase, plant the plant inside, bringing the soil up to the stem of the plant.
Step 6. Plant the plants and fill in with soil up to the stems of each plant.
Step 7. Cover the surface of the soil with more preserved moss.
Step 8. Add a small garden decor piece for whimsy.
The plants I chose here, are ones that will fill in over time. No doubt that by the end of summer, I’ll need to transfer each one to their own pot, but in the meantime, I’ll enjoy watching this one grow.
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