Terrariums Are for Winter Enjoyment
By MarilynLara on February 09, 2012
During the winter months, when it's gray and dreary outside, I have my indoor plants to enjoy. I have a kitchen window with a southern exposure and that's where I grow most of my indoor plants. I have a long wooden stand that my father made, and that's where I grow my orchids, ferns, and African violets.
This year I'm experimenting with miniature African violets in glass containers. I have several of these and they're doing great!
My local greenhouse has a good supply of open terrariums but I buy them cheaper at Michael's craft stores. I buy imitation moss and tear off chunks which I use as a base for my plants. I use sea glass, too, or tiny pebbles. African violets will get root rot if allowed to sit in water: the moss and sea glass prevent this.
There are some very pretty cloche terrariums on the market but my violets do better in open terrariums, where the air is allowed to circulate. I'm considering buying a cloche terrarium, however, so I can grow other miniature plants.
You can email me at LaraOct7@aol.com
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