Today is my first time making a terrarium. Have been wanting to go for this workshop for 3 years, and finally went for it. Can consider this as the fun and different activity for 2012 Week 1. Check something off my to-do list in 30 before 30. It is such an awesome experience that I am considering going for terrarium-making again, probably next year.
There are 3 layers in terrarium substrate – gravel drainage layer, sterilised approved soil mixture and perlite mulch. Managed to squeeze 2 species of Fittonia in it. Pretty plant and most suitable for terrarium and indoors! Got 1 with pink venation and another with red venation. There is also the other with light green venation (which is not as pretty).
Terrarium is becoming one of those pretty must-have deco in homes and offices. Well, since the odds of me owning a glasshouse is quite slim, I shall make do with terrariums for the next few decades of my life first. Start small, and slowly up-size the terrarium and plant species. Maybe can get a vivarium in the future too! Not a big fan of aquarium though.
Visited several glasshouses in New Zealand – on campus, in gardens and even orchards. One memorable glasshouse is the place where they planted tomatoes and capsicums (if I remembered correctly) for a University trip. Can’t find my photos for that trip. It was huge, but not exactly a glamourous looking place.
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