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Terrariums are an excellent way to add plants to a small space and make a great craft that anyone can enjoy. Plants brighten any room and great a more natural atmosphere.

How to Build a Terrarium: 

  1. Choose a clear glass container. 
  2. Layer the bottom with loose, small gravel to provide drainage. This layer should be about an inch to an inch and a half thick. 
  3. Sprinkle activated carbon on top of the gravel. The carbon helps to keep the terrarium healthy by drawing out any toxins created by the plants. 
  4. Add water to dampen your soil and then create a layer 2-3 inches deep, depending on the size of your container. Be care to not get soil on the inside walls of your container, as this is very difficult to get off. 
  5. Create your terrarium landscape by shaping your soil into hills and valleys. Then plant your plants. A great way to do this is by using a large spoon. 
  6. Once the plants are installed, lightly water and start to decorate your landscape with gravel, moss and small unique items. To view miniature garden items, visit theFariy Garden page. 
  7. Place the terrarium in a partial sun location and enjoy. 

Watering Requirements:

Depending on the plants and light recieved, terrariums should be watered about once or twice a week if they do not have a lid. If they have a lid, they may need to be lightly watered about once or twice a month. 

Terrariums Created by Country Gardens and Greenhouse:

Terrariums are an excellent way to add plants to a small space and make a great craft that anyone can enjoy. Plants brighten any room and great a more natural atmosphere.

How to Build a Terrarium: 

  1. Choose a clear glass container. 
  2. Layer the bottom with loose, small gravel to provide drainage. This layer should be about an inch to an inch and a half thick. 
  3. Sprinkle activated carbon on top of the gravel. The carbon helps to keep the terrarium healthy by drawing out any toxins created by the plants. 
  4. Add water to dampen your soil and then create a layer 2-3 inches deep, depending on the size of your container. Be care to not get soil on the inside walls of your container, as this is very difficult to get off. 
  5. Create your terrarium landscape by shaping your soil into hills and valleys. Then plant your plants. A great way to do this is by using a large spoon. 
  6. Once the plants are installed, lightly water and start to decorate your landscape with gravel, moss and small unique items. To view miniature garden items, visit theFariy Garden page. 
  7. Place the terrarium in a partial sun location and enjoy. 

Watering Requirements:

Depending on the plants and light recieved, terrariums should be watered about once or twice a week if they do not have a lid. If they have a lid, they may need to be lightly watered about once or twice a month. 

Terrariums Created by Country Gardens and Greenhouse: