Chances are you've stumbled upon this blog because of my first iteration of these terrariums from 2011! It was such a surreal experience seeing them gain momentum as Pinterest transitioned from a beta site to a full blown worldwide influencer. The post has brought over a million people to this site, so I thought it only fair that I give a bit of an update on my terrariums nearly three and a half years and three moves later. So here it is, Terrariums 2.0.
|These are my 3.5 year old dirty, half-alive terrariums...|
Here's a list of supplies you'll need and links to purchase some of the items on Amazon:
- Glass Containers (my bookend fishbowls were originally from Wrapables, but I can't find them online anywhere, please comment if you track them down!)
- Potting Soil: I used a cactus mix this time around because it's what I had handy!
- Horticulture Charcoal
- Succulents: I try to keep mine around 2" tall at max to start to make sure they have a little room to grow. I also only put 2-3 small ones on each side.
- A handful of stones/pebbles for the bottom of each bowl. Mine were re-used from the last time around. I just cleaned them up before putting them back in. I also used purchased black pebbles on top to add interest and mix in with the stones from our travels.
- Spoon: Once again I found myself using this to do most of the scooping and digging for the plants.
The order you'll want to put the layers in is shown in the photos below: rocks, charcoal, soil, plants then decorative rocks or sculptures.
|A handful of small stones or pebbles in the bottom for drainage.|
|2 inches of charcoal is added on top of the stones.|
|The amount of soil for your terrariums depends on the height of your container. I used about 4 inches.|
|Then in went my plants!|
|This is a photo of our rock collection from all of our travels: Iceland, Lake Superior, Italy, Montana, Argentina, Mongolia and more.|