Terrarium Play Lazy Day

PicMonkey CollageaSaturday morning saw us waking up so early that by 10.30am we had done our chores for the day and run some errands, it was a weird feeling having so much of the morning left to play with – and it just goes to show that by waking up with the sun you can fit so much more into the day.  We decided to use the morning to head back out for a fresh baguette & some flowers, spending the rest of the afternoon cutting off bits of the roll and filling it continental style.  We picked up some small daffodils called Paperwhites – that smell amazing & an orchid, to brighten the house.  I’ve kept the orchid in the plastic container because I like to see the roots, I think they are just as pretty as the flowers!  After arranging the Paperwhites in a beautiful painted glass vase that Brett’s dad gave us (which once belonged to his Grandma), I decided to have another play around with making terrariums, I’ve done them in two different styles of climates:

Dry Climate;  With an open top vase, I filled the bottom with rainbow rocks & added an aloe vera and piece of jade plant that I had picked from the garden.  I made this terrarium a few weeks ago and it’s only just dried out completely, so I poured in a small amount of water, which I can top up again when needed.

Wet Climate;  In an enclosed glass stand I added some wet moss that I had scraped from the cracks in driveway (lol) & a seedling from my basil pot that was about to die as it was being eclipsed by the bigger plants.  I’m not sure how this one will turn out as I have never made an enclosed terrarium before, but they look happy, the seedling hasn’t drooped and the moss has new little moss bits popping out.

The plants look to be quite happy – so far so good!  Now, as with my new orchid – I just have to hold back my desire to over love them, and leave them to do their own thing in peace.

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