The Urban Terrariums
A Mini Garden inside a glass jar
The perfect little micro eco-system packed into a decorative glass jar for your home with minimal space in an urban dwelling. Terrariums take up the least space and can be placed on shelves or desks with low maintenance. It adds a naturally beautiful aesthetic appeal to your decor. There are endless design possibilities to how you can decorate your Terrariums.
A FEW STYLES OF TERRARIUMS
Spot Light & Sealed
The Water Bottle
The Wedding Table
Materials & Process
- A Glass Bowl / Jar – Transparent and a decorative one that matches your decor.
- Pebbles / Stones – Small stones or pebbles will be used as the base of your terrarium. They act as water drainage for the plant’s roots to ensure that excess water doesn’t stay in the soil and cause rotting.
- Activated Charcoal – A few spoons of activated charcoal in the form of a thin layer to keeps water fresh and help fight off bacterial growth in your terrarium.
- Potting Soil – Potting soil will act as an important layer for your terrarium. Any type of soil should do the trick, although there are special mixes available if you’re planting cacti or succulents.
- Coconut Fibre – The dry outer layer of a coconut.
- Vermicompost – It is a product of the composting process using various species of worms – red wigglers, white worms, and other earthworms, to create a mixture.
- Plants – It wouldn’t be a terrarium without the greenery. Pick out a few of your favourite pint-sized plants to use in your terrarium. Air plants, succulents and mini-cacti are all viable options.
- Decorative’s – Some small and decorative figurines to add flare to the Terrarium.
- Small Gardening Tools – Having small tools handy will help you create and situate all of the items in your terrarium.
Here is an illustrative process of making a Terrarium
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