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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Miracle Gro Project-How to build a Terrarium

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As soon as the trees begin to bud in the Spring, my mind always turns to spring planting.  In times past, I would have a huge garden but these days we have downsized to little container gardens on the patio and it satisfies my inner farmer.      Container planting requires a different approach but with a little special treatment one will reap the rewards with great veggies and/or a burst of colorful blooms.   By using  Moisture Control Potting Mix and Shake’n Feed All Purpose Plant Food  my little Herb Garden is very happy!

But I have always been fascinated by terrariums which are really mini indoor gardens that require very little care.   I did a little research  and found and followed this Miracle-Gro Pinterest page,   fun garden projects for some great ideas.  
To Make this sweet little Terrarium:

  I gathered together a few items such as a glass jar with lid,  some small  rocks and pebbles,  Moisture Control Potting Mix , and I chose some small little plants with a burst of color.
1. Wash and dry the jar
2. Layer the rocks and pebbles about 1 inch deep on the bottom of the jar
3. Cover with about 2 inches of your potting soil
3. Plant your little plants 
4. Add a few stones for decoration
4. Water lightly and replace lid
5.  Place in a well lit location
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  1. I really appreciate the jar garden instructions, as simple as they may be. I want to make these with the grandkids this summer and thought I had to dig through piles of books and magazines to find the ones I'd saved. Don't ask how big THAT pile is!

  2. Your terrarium looks great. Thanks for the tutorial.

  3. This is so cute! I've been wanting to make a terrarium myself, but I haven't worked up the courage yet. I tend to kill things. ;)

  4. Darling! I might have to try this... but, I don't have a green thumb.
    Nice to see you again, Evelyn!
    I'm visiting you today from This Silly Girls Life. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Decorative Flip Flops~ Gift Idea

  5. This looks so easy! I really need to give terrariums a try!

  6. These are just perfect for every age!

  7. Oh god , this project is so fun & sweet . Perfect for spring :)
    Noor @ Noor's Place

  8. You terrarium looks very cool. I want to try this and bring some plants into the house, it seems the only time I have plants inside is when my husband buys me Have a Great day.

  9. Great project! Love the flowers! =)

    Have a great Mothers Day!

  10. How fun! Takes me back to the 60s and 70s when terrariums were all the rage!

  11. That so so darn cute! Stopping by from Fav Things Thursday Blog hop! Visit me at

  12. Lots of talk lately, among my friends, about terrariums! I really need to make one soon!

  13. Oh... this is a great idea, I would love to try this

  14. I always forget the simplicity and beauty of terrariums when coming up with homemade gifts. Thank you for the reminder!

  15. Love this! Thanks for a great tutorial post. Linked up from BeBetsy!

  16. Cheri asked me just recently how to make a small terrarium ! Pinned - now she can make her own :-) Thanks for linking this to our party, Evelyn!

  17. Love the terrarium. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Blog Hop. This weeks blog hop is live. We hope to see you there this week also.
    Debi and Charly

  18. I've been wanting to make a terrarium for sometime. I love Miracle Gro products. Thanks for sharing & linking up @ Theresa

  19. I remember making terrariums back in the 70's. My favorite was made in a 5 gal glass water bottle. Remember those water bottles? I would like to have few of those now! Thanks for linking with me.

  20. HI Evelyn!

    Guess what? We absolutely love this project and you are being featured in our Feature Friday Outdoor Project collection.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us each week!
    We hope to see you this weekend in the Crafty Showcase.

    Susie @Bowdabra

  21. I love this idea. What flowers did you use?


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