One wonderful project to share with kids or friends is the making of terrariums. They are marvelous personal gifts, and less fattening than baked goods!
- Gather some appropriate vessels – jars, bowls and those vases that come with every Teleflora delivery. If you don’t have what you need on hand, see what you can find at thrift shops, Big Lots, etc…
- Seek a good source for plants. The nursery has baby succulents at reasonable prices.
- You can take cuttings from succulents at your home and root them. Allow the cuttings to dry a few days until the ends have calloused. Then fill a shallow dish with well-draining succulent soil and put the cuttings on top, allowing their new roots to grown down. This works with many different types of succulents, so try several.
- Air plants just need rocks or pea gravel, and a little water spray if their leaves curve inward.
- All plants are a little different, and lighting and humidity can affect your choices, but generally layer your terrariums with:
- Stones or gravel
- Soaked filtration moss squeezed out very well and pressed onto the stones/gravel
- Soil with good drainage (no moisture control beads or fertilizer)
- Plants and decorative items
Enjoy your creative endeavor and your beautiful terrariums.
Centennial Escrow Team