Monthly Archives: December 2011
Winter is most definitely here in northern Minnesota. When the gardens are dormant I turn to gardening magazines, books, and online garden sites to give me inspiration for next summer’s garden.
Today I went in search of garden art and accessories at Etsy. Below are some items I found that would be a fun addition to any garden.
I think all gardens can use a little dose of whimsy. These metal flower garden stakes will give your garden that little splash of color and fun. There are multiple flower choices – they are all colorful, and not too “cute”.
This ceramic garden totem by Pumpkin Ridge Pottery adds a dash of rustic charm to the garden. They also have some handmade bird baths and feeders that would be a great addition to the… Continue reading
Terrariums are making a comeback. I remember making terrariums years ago using old jars and glass vases. You didn’t hear much about them for a couple of decades, but now they are back in a big way.
Terrariums are an easy way for people who live in apartments, or who just don’t really like gardening, to bring a bit of nature into their homes. And – they are really simple to care for.
Watch this quick video on how to make a terrarium. Terrariums are nothing new. According to the University of Missouri Extension Service, the use of transparent containers for growing plants dates back at least 2,500 years in Greece. Back then the process guaranteed a stable environment for growing food.
Today, terrariums are more likely to satisfy our artistic desire to bring some nature into our homes. Terrariums are easy to make and can be made using a variety of containers.
photo source: aperfectgray
Gather a group of terrariums and plants together to create a simple, yet elegant, vignette like the one below.
photo source: Sweet Peach
How to Make a Terrarium
- Containers – Terrarium containers should be made of clear material, such as plastic or glass. They should have a sealed lid, or a small opening to reduce evaporation. Make sure… Continue reading