This year’s theme for the Lawn and Garden show is “Here We Grow Again,” and this is the third year that we were invited to participate in the gallery of Floral Design. I always feel so honored to be included, and strive to come up with an idea in concert with the theme that is original and unique. I’ve had a design crush on Terrariums lately, so much so that I have a board devoted to them on my Pintrest Account entitled “Enclosed.” That was my concept for design: an enclosed world that is growing and vibrant. I brought along my handy point and shoot and captured the step-by-step process.
I: container & tiering: we opted to go with an oversized rose bowl/fish bowl container. Mainly because this can hold a lot of dirt and plant material, and it has an opening. The best terrariums are enclosed, however, our terrarium was going to be placed on a platform underneath a light, and I wanted to be sure that it was able to breathe in the warmth:
We collected our specimens: moss, small plants, succulents…
Excuse the out-of-focusness: my enthusiasm overcame my photography skills
We built “tiers” of dirt so that you could see levels in the terrarium
Lots of texture, shades of green, and depth with the variety of plants we selected
Our base is a wood block with a platform we made and covered with moss. We completed the exterior with a braided curly willow piece.
And here it is at the show We added some more moss, succulents, and a little sign including details about the contents and our design. For the best experience, I highly recommend you go to the Lawn and Garden show. It’s an amazing show– you can learn about gardening, see lots of cool plants and fun garden deals, and also see the INCREDIBLE garden installations that will inspire every budding horticulturalist And, you can check out the floral design gallery– chock full of amazing works of floral art!