There you have it! I hope my tips for a happy terrarium will help you as you create yours! Do you have any tips or ideas? Please share them below.
|I spent most of the day painting furniture, doing dishes, and cleaning floors. By the afternoon I was ready for coffee and decided that I needed a new candle from East River Trading Co. It smells like citrus and it's pretty great , I must say. Anyway, this is supposedly an outfit post so I am wearing jeans and kimono from Forever 21, shoes from Target, and a v-neck from the mens section. My dad got me the kimono for Easter, he did good right?! |
Well have a great weekend, and check back next week for a couple projects that I have up my sleeve!
I found this little guy beside a dumpster. I rode by a couple times before I decided to bring it home. I’m really glad I did.
I ended up with about $3 worth of paint and new glass knobs for $2 each. Hobby Lobby runs half-off specials on them all the time. All it needed was tightening up the screws and now it’s a cute little piece that I love. What’s the best thing you’ve found beside the road?
|There is something so refreshing and life-breathing about having plants in your home. Plants are purposeful because they purify the air, but I believe that God made them beautiful to bring peace to the soul. One of my favorite places is Dothan Nurseries because of their stunning collection of all kinds of flowers, plants, and my favorite, succulents. I hope to do a tour of the whole property one day to share, but even these photos show a little glimpse of how perfect this place is.|
|Succulents are my absolute favorite plant these days. Many of the ones I purchased last spring survived the winter and are doing very well. Since I've propagated some from last year and added several more to my collection, I found that I had quite a large variety in lots of small pots. I decided to pull together a few of my favorites to create one big planter of succulents. |
Let's talk about soil for a bit. A rookie mistake I made last year involved rich soil with lots of fertilizer and it turns out that succulents are not a fan of that environment. When planting succulents, you will need a sandy, well draining soil. This potting mix made for cactus and palms is really good, and you could even add a little sand to increase drainage. Secondly, make sure that you use a pot with good drainage so your plants are not sitting in water.
|Now for the fun part, planning your little display. I filled my pot about half way with soul then put all containers in the pot to plan where I wanted them. I tried to find something like this burros tail that will hang over the sides as it grows. The hens and chicks are another pretty succulent that will hang over the sides a bit and spread throughout the pot as little baby chicks sprout. The rest of the plants were pretty ones that I already had.|
|Give your new plants a good water and let the excess drain well. Place them outdoors or in a very sunny spot in your home, and only water when the soil is dry. Enjoy!|