Fun with Plants: How to Make a Terrarium
Do you love indoor plants? Do you enjoy unique designs and creations? What about making your own terrarium? Terrariums are a creative way to host indoor plants and they look good just about anywhere.
Keep reading for tips on how to make your own terrarium from Inhabitat.
How to Make Your Own Terrarium
What Do You Need?
Before you get started, make sure you have these items on hand!
- A clear glass jar, vase, bowl, glass or whatever interesting glass container you have on hand
- Rocks, pebbles or recycled glass chunks
- Activated charcoal (sometimes called activated carbon)
- Potting soil appropriate for your plants
- Moss (optional)
- Figurines, sticks or decorative items (optional)
- Various small plants
- A scoop, spoon or shovel
Are you ready to assemble your terrarium? Follow these steps to get started.
- Prepare Your Containers
- Add the Drainage Layers
- Add the Activated Charcoal
- Add the Soil
- Time to Plant
- Clean and Water
Enjoying Your Terrarium
Now that you’ve made your terrarium, it’s time to enjoy it! These can be excellent gifts or kept for yourself. Visit your local SummerWinds Nursery for the best type of soil for your plant.
About SummerWinds Nursery: SummerWinds Garden Centers is a leading high-end retailer of garden and nursery products. Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, SummerWinds operates retail nurseries in the greater Phoenix, Arizona area, and in Silicon Valley, California, making it one of the largest independent retail nursery companies in the west. SummerWinds appeals to both the serious and casual gardeners, with a broad selection of premium gardening products and a friendly and knowledgeable staff.