Monday, May 23, 2011

Terrarium Mania

You might recall (emphasis on the might) a post I did when I first started the blog about terrariums and a terrarium I had just created. Well... that poor guy didn't last long. I'm learning that I don't have much of a green thumb, but I refuse to give up! This weekend I gave my old terrarium a makeover and decided to try my hand at succulents. Now, when I say makeover, I mean... I dumped the old one and made a new one with nothing that is actually living (haha). I still think it looks pretty cute.

For this one, I used a thin layer of rocks, charcoal, potting soil, and preserved moss. That's right, preserved... meaning, I can't kill it!

Next up... my succulent terrariums!

I spent some time on Saturday at a local nursery picking out some small succulents. I usually spend more time than I need there because it's so nice to just walk around and take it all in.

I really like how these turned out. Just like my first terrarium, I began with a layer of rocks and then added a thin layer of charcoal. The difference between the two is the soil. For the succulents, I mixed equal parts potting soil and coarse sand. I planted the succulents and layered the top with rocks. 

I sure hope these last!


  1. I hope this one is more successful for you. Your choice of plants shouldn't need much care at all. I'd recommend leaving it alone as much as possible. This page on terrarium care may help you.

  2. Thank you! I'll definitely take a look at this!

  3. I love succulents! When I was living in CA I had them all over the place in pots. They did great. I'm sure these will work, and now I want to make a terrarium too!

  4. So it's been more a year after this post.. how are your terrariums now? :)

    1. One of the succulent terrariums is still going strong! And of course the one with the preserved moss is in great shape as well :)

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