Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Terrariums are a go!

 So, remember when I professed my love for succulents?  Well, Mom and I made a trip to Lowe's for plants and then devoted a lovely Saturday morning to constructing terrariums.  I think it went pretty well, though we do want to make a stop by Hobby Lobby sometime to check out their miniatures in order to hide things in the terrariums.  She told me I wasn't allowed to raid the toy box I keep for my nieces.  :(  Anyway, here's some pictures of the process:
Laying out all of our materials.

We started with small river rocks (seen on the left-most jar), but decided that for the little jars, we like the fish gravel size better.  Now, I just have to invest in some non-neon fish gravel.
Look at her go!

















We think that it'll be best to do a small layer of dirt, the fish gravel or the river rocks, then another layer of dirt, then plant with the tall jars.  Our logic is that if we go that route, the plant will sit lower in the jar.  Right now, if it grows much, it'll stick out and I like the idea of it all being encased in the jar.  Thoughts?  And, while we're at it, do you like it with or without the lid?


 Finished terrariums!  I like the short ones, too, don't you?  This is bad since Mom and I can't agree which ones we like more.  Opinions, please!  We're also opinion to you choosing a third option that we haven't even yet considered!
Happy terrarium planters!

After we finished the terrariums, we planted some wildflower seeds.  After that we decided to go gorge ourselves on Mellow Mushroom pizza and see Bridesmaids.  So funny--even with my mom! 

I worked After Prom later that night.  My school does it in this completely amazing, mind-boggling, am I really in the school building kind of way.  Incredible.  Also, I was in the tie-dye room and worked my butt off from 1-4:30 am and had an amazing time!  Monday morning, though, I slept right through the alarm.  Whoops.

--Melanie

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like these, but are they centerpieces? I'm not up on wedding stuff, sorry. I also like the smaller rocks, but would go with non-neon colors too. Maybe try to find a colored rock that matches your wedding colors to put in the bottom, so there is a little more color than green in these.
Whitney I.

Lisa CR said...

I like the small open and the tall closed. I think you should mix it up on size.

melanieandbrad said...

The terrariums will be part of the centerpieces. Take a look at this post to see how it all comes together. I like the idea of wedding color rocks and I think each centerpiece will be a little different in terms of jar sizes and layout. Thanks!