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DIY 101 FOR TERRARIUMS AND CONTAINER GARDENS

We want you to live creatively while indoors this spring, so imagine a beautiful glass jungle, a collection of succulents, or cactus plants in the desert. Now imagine you made this and it's displayed in your home! (SHARE THIS LINK: https://www.mothology.com/diy)

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Create an outdoor ecosystem in your own home. DIY Terrariums and Container and Gardens are great way to create something one-of-a-kind.They are fun to do, a pleasure to take care of and make a great gift!

Read below for EASY, low maintenance open air terrarium assembly and unique container garden ideas: 

LET'S GET STARTED

Open air terrariums and glass jars are easier to maintain than sealed versions. Cacti and succulents don't need deep or fancy intricate soils for drainage, just a layer of sterile sand atop potting soil will work just fine.

MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • - Open air glass terrarium or container garden pot

  • - Sterile Potting Soil, the kind with vermiculite works well

  • - Sand (small bags are available at most big box hardware stores) we used a brand called "Desert Soil Cover" brown sand. Play sand is fine, too.

  • - Your favorite succulents or small plants, (choose plants that have similar growing needs)

 

STEP ONE - Clean your container

 

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STEP TWO - Place at least 1 inch of gravel, sand, or pebbles at the bottom of your container.

 

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STEP THREE - Add a 2" layer of potting soil, fresh, with nutrients

 

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STEP 4 - Nestle your chosen plants after loosening root balls

 

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STEP 5 - (optional) Add a blanket of Moss or Mulch to keep soil moist

 

STEP 6 - Add any statues ot finishing touches

 

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Remember to water your plants as recommended; often a light misting from a spray bottle will do the trick

 

Care for your terrarium as you would other houseplants: Prune damaged leaves, add water when the soil is dry, air out a closed terrarium once a month, and never add fertilizer, which encourages growth. In a terrarium, size is everything -  and smaller is better!

 

MORE IDEAS FROM OUR STAFF!

 

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Small desert with cast iron elephant in a cement 9" round dish (Isobel)

See Item number CE-DISH Cement Faux Bois Dish or Tray $15.00 each

(Go to https://www.mothology.com/cement-log-dish/)

Elephant see item number CI-ELEPHANT 4.5" Long Cast Iron Elephant $19.00 each

(Go to https://www.mothology.com/cast-iron-elephant/)

 

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Small cement tea cup with Cactus, Gold Leaf Bird with Deer Moss (Danny)

See Item number OCE-TPOT Concrete Teapot Planter with Saucer $9.00 each

(Go to https://www.mothology.com/concrete-teapot-planter/)

Bird see item number CI-BIRD-GLD 8" Long Cast Iron Gold Leaf Bird $24.00 each

(Go to https://www.mothology.com/large-solid-cast-iron-bird-sculpture/)

 

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Succulents in Cement Oval Basket Containers with decorative bunny (Donna)

See Item number CE-OVLBASK-S (small) and CE-OVL-BASK-L (large) Cement Oval Basket Motif Planter Pots $12.00 & $15.00 each

(Go to https://www.mothology.com/concrete-oval-container-with-basket-motif/)

 

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New Finish "Aboriginal Pots" with Privet and Broccoli with Elephant (Perfecto)

See Item number CE-ABORIG-S (small) and CE-ABROIG-M (medium) Cement Aboriginal Motif Planter Pots in Grey Wash Finish $9.00 & $16.50 each

(Go to https://www.mothology.com/aboriginal-medium-concrete-planter/)

Elephant - see item number M-ELEP-GOLD pewter sitting cast iron elephant in gold leaf finish $18.00 each

(Go tohttps://www.mothology.com/pewter-elephant-ring-holder/)

 

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Spiney Succulent in a Cement Faux-Bois (fake wood) planter (Marlen)

See Item number CE-TREE-S Faux-Bois (fake wood) Cement Tree Trunk Planter $19.00 each

Go to (https://www.mothology.com/cement-tree-trunk-small/)

 

FIND HUNDREDS OF GARDEN ITEMS, PLANTERS AND POTS AT: https://www.mothology.com/garden/

 


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