My past experiences seem to have no effect on my perpetual need to have something green around the house. So earlier this spring I headed off to the Home Depot and grabbed 12 cute little hot pink geraniums for just $0.88 each. I bought two planters to put on the front porch and a couple of smaller pots for my office and the kitchen.
Here's what they look like now:
|Geranium in my office. At least it still has SOME flowers, right?|
Like everyone else in the design world right now, I've been seeing terrariums everywhere. These are just simple plantings in glass containers with a few succulents and some rocks. Finally something I could manage, since succulents are arid climate plants and only need to be watered every two weeks.
The instructions I used to plant my terrariums are from Martha Stewart's website, which you can find here.
Below is a picture of my terrariums when I finished planting them:
|3 Lovely Terrariums!|
I already had the largest vase, and picked up the other two for less than a dollar each at a thrift store. I decided to go with all cylinders, to keep the shapes similar, but to vary the height, knowing that I was going to put them in a grouping together on my coffee table.
These little beauties have lasted all summer long with very little watering. They are also an idea for an easy hostess or housewarming gift.