I went to our local garden center, told them my tales of brown thumbs and showed them my terrarium. They explained that the best plants for me would be miniature ferns that require more shade than direct light. They helped me select different types of tiny ferns and directed me on the supplies I would need to make it happen.
As a precaution, my husband used a silicone caulk to seal up the corners and around the bottom. I had to wait several hours for that to set before I got to work.
I cut a black garbage bag down to the correct size and attached it around the entire bottom, up to the wood base, with double stick tape.
My completed garden! It is the perfect centerpiece on my kitchen table where we all get to enjoy it everyday. I have a little sprayer that I use once a week to keep it damp and I open the lid to circulate the air a few days a week. Lets hope I can keep the plants alive this time! If not, I did not break the bank and I had a really fun time making it.
To make a similar mini terrarium you can get one of these (1) wooden conservatory terrariums. Be sure to have a (2) garden spray bottle and a set of these (3) mini tools that make it really easy to get the tiny plants into the tight corners. Check out this Indoor Gardening Tool Set that has everything you need in a handy tote plus trimmers. I am putting this on my Mother’s Day wish list for next year!
photographs by Ridgely