Miniature Garden

A friend gave me the prettiest glass jar that’s the perfect size for a spring terrarium.   I just couldn’t resist making one!



I found everything I needed on Amazon.  I ordered a terrarium kit with activated charcoal, little rocks, potting soil and moss.  Then I ordered some little miniature plants, just the perfect size!

If you’ve never made a terrarium, they’re really easy.  Layer the charcoal in the bottom of the jar, then layer the rocks and finally the soil.  Plant the miniature plants, top off with moss and give each plant a drink of water.  Here’s the best thing;  terrariums thrive on neglect!  I only water when the soil is really dry, and if I keep the lid on the jar, the terrarium will make its own moisture.  When it builds up too much moisture I just remove the lid for a while.

Terrarium_2_(1_of_1)The most fun comes when you pick the little things to put in your terrarium.  I picked two vintage bunny salt and pepper shakers for mine.  They look so cute tucked in among the ferns.  They’ll spend their days in my studio and I’ll try very hard to “neglect” their little haven.


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  • Janan - These two bunnies are sew cute!ReplyCancel

  • Donna Liljegren - I’ve never tried a terrarium, Anne, but I have to admit it looks like fun. I love your little bunnies! (I’d need a squirrel or a miniature Corgi in mine!)
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Jane - I love your terrarium! How big is you jar? Is the opening wide enough for you hand to go into?ReplyCancel

  • vicky - How pretty! Love your little bunnies tucked in! Someone gave me a rather larger terrarium for my 21st birthday. I gave it to someone else when I moved to CA 20 years ago at age 43. I hear it’s still thriving. Here’s wishing a long life for yours!! :)ReplyCancel

  • mimi'sdarlins - Anne, this is so sweet! I remember when terrariums first became popular in the 70s, I had two of them. Still love them, still have the glass containers, have been thinking of making one for several months….maybe I’ll finally do it :)ReplyCancel

  • Mary T Salmon - Anne:
    I have 6 of these apothecary jars. I have yet to use them. Thanks ever-so-much for the wonderful idea! I can make gifts…one for me, of course.