Hannah and I had a fun little field trip to some Antique Malls here in St. Louis last Friday. Hannah ended up buying this really cool glass container thing-y, though she wasn’t exactly sure what she was going to put into it.
We decided to stop by the local farmer’s market before we picked up her little boy from pre-school. We were just going to pick out some fruits and veggies for dinner when we saw a bunch of succulents, staring at us, begging us to take them home. And they didn’t have to beg very hard- I’ve been looking to get some for a while now, and so has Hannah!
Then, the idea started brewing… we could make a succulent terrarium with the above glass thing-y! Well, it would be a terrarium sans lid, since succulents need to stay mostly dry. So we picked up some soil, some stones, and she picked out three different types of succulents (don’t ask me the names, because I have no clue!).
We lined the bottom with some medium sized stones (these can be picked up at many garden stores or Michael’s or Hobby Lobby). Then, we packed some soil onto the top of the stones. This will allow for drainage of excess water since succulents need only be watered once per week/two weeks.
Then, we took each succulent out of their respective containers, took some of the soil off of the roots (not too much, just enough so that it is easier to re-plant it into the terrarium), and placed it into the soil of the glass container.
Once we re-planted the succulents, we added some more soil and packed it loosely around the roots of each plant. Then, we added another layer of the stones to make it look pretty!
We encourage you to find a unique glass container of your own, visit your local farmer’s market, and make your own tutorial. When you do, we’d love for you to share it with us!