Like an oasis in a desert Garden in a glass container has an irresistible fascination. A terrarium invites you to paint your scene, imitating nature. The house’s hot atmosphere in winter is not a handicap to plants in a terrarium. Since the moisture is so well maintained, your garden under glass will hardly ever need watering.
Tips on Preparing and Planting
Wash and polish the container so that it sparkles. Then, layer charcoal, gravel, and dirt. For an extra touch, put down of moss with its side out. There is for terrariums a soil mix 2 parts loam, 2 parts one part leaf mold, and sand, not full of organic substance that plants will outgrow space that is restricted. Decide where you are going to show it. If it is to be viewed from one side, place in back ones in front. If it will be viewed from all sides, centre the ones that are larger and surround them.
The most tricky step is that the first watering. Moisten the soil. If you are doubtful about the ideal amount of water, stay on the dry side, for you can always add moisture if leaves shows signs of wilting. Use the glass lid humidity. Remove cover for a day or leave it open until moisture disappears, if moisture condenses in quantities. Put your glass garden in good lighting, but not in full sunlight, for this will trap too much heat and kill the plants. Not all plants are suited to terrariums. Some would be caused by the humidity. The diy terrarium plants that are best are those native to marshy places and woodlands. Listed below are a few plants which grow slowly, require humidity, and help to create a terrarium. Most must be arranged from plants men specializing in flowers.