Terrariums, terrariums everywhere.

Land of Nams: living in Johannesburg, exploring the world, documenting the things I love

Land of Nams: living in Johannesburg, exploring the world, documenting the things I love

Land of Nams: living in Johannesburg, exploring the world, documenting the things I love

Land of Nams: living in Johannesburg, exploring the world, documenting the things I love

Land of Nams: living in Johannesburg, exploring the world, documenting the things I love

We use our dining room a lot and it was looking incomplete and needed a bit of je ne sais quoi. So I went a bit Mental With Terrariums and added 5. My favorite are the micro terrariums that I put in the bud vases that dangle from the ceiling above the table. Micro terrariums dangling above the table were the reason I registered for these (now they have mini hanging terrariums for this purpose) in the first place but never got around to actually making them until now (thanks to my friend Candace who has been going Mental With Terrariums as of late and provided the inspiration). I also enjoy the single succulent that sticks out of a chemistry lab-ish vase.

To make terrariums you’ll need:

gravel!

succulent/cactus soil

glass containers suitable to become terrariums

succulents and cacti to fit in your various glass containers

The main thing is to put enough gravel at the bottom for drainage, since glass doesn’t provide for it. A thick layer of gravel, then soil then the plants. To water my mini terrariums I’m using a mini funnel and not very much water at all. By the way, I bought a set of plastic funnels of different sizes and I use them at least once a day, best 4 dollars I’ve ever spent. Also I’ve seriously considered purchasing these adorable mini terrarium tools from Anthropologie before I realized that it would probably be the biggest waste of my money since I decided I ‘needed’ a paper mache Cape Buffalo head (which I DID need and brings me great joy every day).

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