Plant it. Grow it. #EarthDay

Posted April 22, 2014

Will you judge me if I tell you Earth Day is one of my favorite days of the year?  I thought so…  Ever since Anthropologie started designing their spring displays to revolve around earth day, it has quickly become one of my favorite days.   Spring time is in full swing, it’s getting warmer outside, flowers are starting to bloom, and the air is filled with pollen.  Sorry for all you folks that have bad allergies, you will get through this season… hopefully!  Since January I have been ready to get my hands dirty.  Since it’s Earth day and all, I figured I would share these DIY Terrariums I made the other day with you.  For all you with allergies, you’re in luck.  I will be using succulents in my terrariums, so put your Zyrtec away!  Let’s get started, shall we?

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This is what you need to get started.  Mason jars, succulents, air plants (if you like), rocks (I love the metallic stones I found at Target), moss, and dirt.

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When buying your potting soil, be sure to get the potting mix for cactus, palm, and citrus.
Succulents fall into this family, and need very little water.  For the Vermiculite, I just bought it
for the color.  Go ahead and laugh…  You could use sand if you like.

Screen Shot 2014-04-22 at 12.10.05 PMStart by placing a layer of rocks at the bottom.  Next, I did a layer of the potting soil (You can
do it in any order you want after the rocks, as long as you end up with potting soil on top to
plant your succulents in).

Screen Shot 2014-04-22 at 11.22.41 AMNext I planted a few succulents in my jar, then added a few rocks and moss around them.  Get
creative with it.  I like the more natural look, but I’ve seen people use figurines and such on top.  Isn’t that
easy?  Now you have your own mason jar terrarium.

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Here are a few of the ones I made today.  Get creative, use different size jars, materials, and colors.  Be sure to put them somewhere where they get full sunlight.  People often make the mistake of over watering,
I spritz mine with a spray bottle once a week… They are doing great, so far!  Ha!  There you have it folks,
a little piece of Eden in a jar!  Happy Earth Day!

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