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Making Terrariums

Craft night at Lynda’s! Tonight, Rachel, Lynda, and I made closed and open-air terrariums. It’s something I’ve wanted to try for awhile, and I’m pretty pleased with how mine came out. It’s a lot easier than I had imagined. We used plants and moss that Rachel picked from her backyard and around town and from some of Lynda’s plants.

For my first experiment, I made a little terrarium in a mason jar, using some moss and two tiny spider plant buds. The layers, bottom to top:

— Rocks for drainage (I used pretty hot pink aquarium rocks)

— Charcoal bits

— Screen/mesh, to separate the charcoal and…

— Planting soil

— Moss and plants!

For my second larger terrarium, I had the room to get more creative with the aesthetics, adding a spider plant, little hen-and-chick things, some bark, and other plants. I’m not sure if they will all survive, but hey, it was fun to make!

Earlier Event: October 26
Lawrence Community Read
Later Event: November 7
Austin Bats