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Starting a Terrarium

My brother-in-law gave my wife a beautiful flower arrangement, which came in a nicely shaped glass container.  It was for mother's day.  It's perfect for a terrarium, so I want to give it a try.  I found an ideal place for it on my desk.

The image above is from the net.  Looks like there are too many plants crowded into a small space but I'm sure it's just for demonstration.

Here's my container:

It's not very large, just over 6 inches tall and 4 inches wide at the bottom and top to 6 inches at the widest:







































When it's finished I'll place it near the clock on my desk somewhere:

I found these directions:
But how do I find plants I like that are small enough and won't grow too much? That's the hard part.
Maybe I'll have to try something on this photo:

To me they all look too large to fit.  Maybe it will be better to use only one plant or even smaller plants than the ones in the photo.  I'll have to keep looking. In the meantime I'll setup the container.


8 comments:

  1. It is an interesting task you have ahead of you. I hope to see the results soon.

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    1. Thank you Emma. I'll make a post as soon as it's set up.

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  2. Sounds like a fascinating project, John!

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    1. Hopefully it will work out better than my indoor apple tree from seeds project. I'm trying it again with an organic apple.

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  3. Great post, John! I did a terrarium in an old fish tank once and I loved it!!! It's like having a mini-backyard inside your home. Best of luck with yours~

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    1. Thanks Jan. It sounds like you really enjoyed it.

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  4. About 6 months ago, friends gave me a little terrarium of about that size as an apartment-warming gift. So far it's still hanging in there! But if the plants die, at least I have a nice glass container.

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    1. That was a nice gift. I hope your terrarium lasts a long time.

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