Sunday, May 3, 2009

Building A Miniature Ecosystem

Take container gardening to a whole new level and explore the benefits of building a terrarium. I ran across a fabulous container at our local second-hand store for $3.99 and decided it was time to make a go of it. There are many how-to's on the web, but here is my favorite: How to Build a Terrarium

And the finished product!

Other benefits of terrariums:
  • Planting a terrarium is a great way to introduce kids to gardening as well. They'll have fun picking out the plants, setting it up and of course watering it from time to time.
  • Terrariums are portable- can easily pick up or move it inside during inclement weather, or move outside to enjoy.
  • Because a terrarium is a controlled environment, gardeners can use tropical, desert or other types of plants typically not used in a specific zone.
  • They're beautiful!

Keep your eyes peeled for that special container and send pictures when you've completed yours!

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