I pretend to have a green thumb. I eagerly
wasted invested money in wire hanging flower planters. My plants died after a few weeks. I attribute this to bad soil, mind you, not lack of care. My other plants are thriving in hanging pots and my indoor plants are surviving (philodendron *cough cough*). I peer out my back window and sigh. I imagine what could be: Rows of sunflowers reaching towards the puffy white sky and blue backdrop, corn stalks as high as an elephant’s eye, and tomato planters teeming in wondrous rows of green and red splashes of color. I then sigh more. Is it the lack or work and effort? Is it the initial investment of creating a garden? What is it stopping me from becoming the founder of my own outdoor oasis?
When I figure out the answer, I’ll let ya know.
Last night I got a bug up my britches (as bugs often do) to create a centerpiece for my dining room table. TERRARIUM! Why not?! A mini garden! Inside! Words like ‘manageable’ and ‘controlled environment’ come to mind. I bring you a naptime project! While my darling 8 month old naps, I have time to tackle a short project. My last project was creating owl and fox stuffed animals. I even painted a few pictures a couple of days ago while she napped.
Yesterday’s terrarium project was completed in little over half an hour–plenty of time to finish while your little one snoozes.
I had three glass jars of varying heights and an idea in my head. Time to get to work.
The succulents were $4.00 each at Lowes. I purchased 6, totaling $24.
For lack of rocks around my house (how can it be?!) I purchased pretty black river rocks in addition to moss and potting soil. All together my investment ran us close to $45, excluding the jars I had stuffed away in a cabinet.
Layers from the bottom up:
In other news…My daughter is ridiculously awesome.