Succulents are extremely popular right now and it's not surprising, they require little effort to maintain, come in amazing colors, can be planted in virtually anything, and add a natural element to your home.
Quite a while ago, when I attended the SNAP conference in Utah, I attended a workshop on Succulents and Terrariums. It was taught by Cynthia (Utah Garden Blogs) and Margee Rader. During the workshop, they taught us how to make a terrarium necklace. Isn't it pretty? I have mine hanging in the dining room.
You can find the full tutorial to make your own succulent necklaces on the Jordan Valley Home & Garden Club website.
Here are some of Cynthia and Margee's tips for working with succulents and terrariums:
- Use floral pins to hold succulent cuttings in place and to attach plants to one another.
- Don't put your terrarium in direct sunlight. Put it in a bright room away from windows.
- Put charcoal in the bottom of your terrarium over the pebbles and sand to help filter air in a closed terrarium.
- If there is water on the sides of the terrarium remove the lid, there is too much moisture.
- If there is no condensation, it's time to water. Spray bottles work really well for watering.
- Ground covers you might like to try: scotch moss, real moss clover, blue star creeper, chocolate chip ajuga.
- Plants you could use in your terrarium: ferns, moss, tropical plants, water plants.
- Use sheet moss to fill in gaps when creating a pretty succulent pot so you don't see any dirt.
- Always check the light/sun requirements of plants when purchasing, especially if you already have a location in mind.
- Open dish arrangements can take more light and sun.
Now, head on over to The Centsible Life where I'm showing you how to turn jam jars into succulent pots.
Make a terrarium with your kids this summer - you could make a fairy garden, a dinosaur stomping ground, or a jungle. Pop some of their small toys in to bring the terrarium to life.