1. Although opinions vary, it has been our experience that the plants will prosper if they are kept covered during the day and the top is partially slid off at night. Super

  2. Beautiful Brenda! Terrariums are definitely coming back strong. Thanks for sharing the how to's with SYC.

  3. I really like the looks of this terrarium. I remember my MIL gifting me with one of those large plastic terrariums on a pedestal back in the 70s and I have to confess that I hated the thing. It was definitely not my style, too modern looking, but I did have pretty good luck with the plants I put in it. (You can google 70s plastic terrarium and there are several in the images that are exactly like mine.) I ended up selling it on a garage sale after a few years. This one you have would be a good thing to have because my kitties couldn't get to the plants!

  4. Beautiful job , Brenda! I had no idea how to create a terrarium properly. Love the way you can see the different soil layers. Very natural and artistic. It is a very clean way to have plants in the home and they're protected from marauding , munching kitties.

    1. You're so right! So many readers tell me they can't garden because of their kitties. Well, I've shown them that now they can!

  5. I'm so glad they have made a come back, I love them! I guess I'm a 70's girl at heart! Your terrarium is just beautiful!

  6. I love it, Brenda…it's gorgeous! I seem to kill every living thing in my path, so I will just fantasize about having a terrarium for now…haha.

  7. How beautiful! I love the tip about adding cinnamon. Who knew?! Thank you ever so much for linking up at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Your presence adds such a ray of sunshine!

  8. Brenda, when I was a kid my mom went through a terrarium making phase. I thought they were so cool and she had them for years. It seems like if you keep the lid closed, the water just cycles in the container and you don't have to add more. Am I remembering that right?

    So glad you stepped away from your kitchen job to join us at TOHOT. 🙂

    1. I know. Buy I went on past the pain stage and now am back in the boot. Hate this boot, but it saves me.

  9. Brenda,
    This is just precious. You did a fantastic job.
    Your green thumb prevails!
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Thoughts Of Home On Thursday!

  10. as much as I love gardening, I have never planted a terrarium.
    What great information.
    Thank you for sharing this with all of us at Thoughts of home on Thursday.

    1. Well it was fun to do. And now fun to watch it fog up as part of the ecosystem process that keeps the plants alive.

  11. I have so many containers that I could fill. I had a terrarium years ago…I need to make a few for my office window. Although soon the heat will fry them like an egg right thru the window. 😉 Ferns always make me smile- one of my favorites to have in the house.

    1. Don't put them close to the window. Indirect light. Yes, the glass they're inside would fry close to a window if it gets hot.

  12. It's beautiful and I just love it. Thanks for sharing step by step instructions.

    1. Tell your daughter we used to do these in the seventies. She might love the old throwback hippy style!

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