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Sophisticated and Demure...

 

Dahlias....obsessed!

Favors to last a lifetime....

Wild Floral Designs, Flowers for Special Occasions, Interior Floral Designs
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The idea of growing an entire miniature ecosystem under glass came about as an accident. In 1829, Dr. Nathanial Bagshaw Ward discovered some plants growing inside a bottle. Inspired by his discovery, he began collecting and growing plants in glass cases. These cases were the forerunners of modern terrariums.

 

Assembling a terrarium requires little more than a glass container, gravel, soil and plants.



Spread gravel, preferably a natural kind like pea gravel, an inch or two thick in a glass container. We recommends using a 10-gallon fish tank, which is inexpensive and has a large opening that makes it easier to work in, but smaller containers like fishbowls will also work as long as they are transparent.



Putting a layer of sphagnum moss or burlap over the gravel is optional, but it will keep the dirt that goes on top from seeping into the gravel. Next, spread about a quarter-inch layer of charcoal over the gravel to absorb odors. Then add at least two inches of potting soil, or more depending on the types and sizes of your plants.





Finally, place your plants inside the terrarium. Smaller containers will hold two or three, and some might hold only one. Mr. Rose suggests using very small, relatively hardy plants that do well in medium-moisture environments, like pathos, ferns, moss, ivy and bromeliads.





Water or mist the terrarium sparingly, but keep it moist. If you’re using a container with a cover, monitor the terrarium for a month or two to make sure it does not get too moist (condensation will form on the glass, and mold and fungus might appear on the plants and in the soil). Adjust the lid, or remove it, to temper the amount of moisture; eventually it should stabilize, and the terrarium won’t need as much care. Terrariums without lids require more water and care, as moisture is lost to evaporation.









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These little amazing plants are tough enough to survive in the most adverse and hard conditions on earth. Some of them produce toxic substances or fierce spines to be safe from predators; also their tissues are specialized to absorb and retain high amounts of water.



The beauty of succulents is that just when you think you've planted them every which way possible, a new way to watch them grow comes along. While planting them in unique containers or rocks aren't necessarily a new idea, stuffing them with a mishmash of vertical and draped succulents lend these classic little plants a modern twist.







These plants, with odd forms and many colors are a passion to me and I hope you enjoy the photographs, Welcome!




















Airplants / Succulents : Blooming Flowers