Thursday, May 22, 2014

Small Scale Gardening

Yesterday we did a little small scale gardening.    Terrariums seem to be making a comeback.  You can see them at a lot of nursery's and garden shops.

So Susan, Hanna and I thought we'd give it a try.
All you need is a glass vessel for an indoor one, or a shallow bowl shaped vessel for an outdoor table top garden.

The basic steps for layering it are:

Rocks for drainage
Charcoal for filtering (I bought it at a pet store)
Potting Soil
Plants - small scale, succulents or sedum
live moss (for indoor terrariums - i found mine in my yard)
Pretty Rocks for decoration


Here they are finished~


Hanna's:
Mine~


Susan's - I love the color in hers~


The Hummingbirds are back!  I set up a feeder off the deck which they seem to really like.

The Female
 The  Male - he is gorgeous in the sunlight.
I have a good view from the kitchen sink and I'm amazed how much time they are spending at the feeder.  Sometimes they just sit a spell.

Have a wonderful Memorial Weekend!

18 comments:

  1. I have a sort of terrarium but yours looks way better than mine! What a fun project!
    Did I ever tell you a hummingbird once landed on my back while I was gardening???

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  2. What a nice project but especially since sharing it with Susan and Hannah!! Happy Memorial Day to you all.

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  3. Now that looks like a great way to spend some time together, I was beginning to worry about you since you haven't posted in so long and I know you are grieving for your friend.
    The hummers are so wonderful to watch, I can't get them into my yard even with feeders and I can't figure it out.
    Maybe not enough flowers since my yard is so shady?

    Have a great Memorial Day too and Happy Sewing

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  4. Once upon a time, very long ago, I did terrariums. These are very pretty--and fun to put them together with your friends!
    I admire those who are consistent enough to keep a feeder full for the hummers. But the lilacs are currently in bloom and that means I sometimes get to see them in my yard. You have a great view from your kitchen. Love it!

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  5. What beautiful hummingbird pictures!! Your container gardens are lovely - a fun project to work on together :0)

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  6. Your little gardens are beautiful Barb. And I love your hummingbird feeder. We're not having much luck with ours this year -- maybe we need to try a feeder more like yours!

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  7. Back in March when I was in Ontario, we visited nurseries. I saw some air plants.. lots of terrariums and thought it would be nice to have one. Looking at yours I am inspired. They look beautiful and looks like you all had a pretty good time making them too. A mini garden which doesn't require much is always a good thing!
    Those hummingbirds are at home! Male and a female.. there must be a next somewhere near by too! I see them sometime perched on the branches in the back yard.

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  8. Your terrariums are so lovely, just like little gardens. I really like the containers you've used, they're really fun shapes. It's wonderful seeing humming birds at the feeder. We don't have them in Australia so they seem a bit magical to me.

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  9. It's so nice to do some gardening this time of year. There are lots of wonderful fairy garden accessories for these mini gardens. They're pretty sweet.

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  10. The terrariums are so beautiful. I don't really have any place to put plants, but I think a terrarium would be great. I might have to finda pretty glass vessel and see what I can do. Thanks for shraing

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  11. Ooh, those are adorable! Thanks for sharing them, I am impressed with the details and how cute they turned out. Good job!

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  12. Beautiful terrariums... love the variety of containers. it's like going back to the 70's!

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  13. all of the little gardens are beautiful~!
    I've noticed that terrariums seem to be popular and have thought about making one myself but have yet to do it . . .
    love the stacked rocks in your second one.

    i have been enjoying the return of the hummingbirds to my garden too. it's not possible to watch them without smiling.

    have a beautiful weekend.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  14. Oh my word, that takes me back - I can remember making one in a glass container in the early 70's when they were last in fashion.

    I love all of the ones you all made, both the indoor and outdoor versions.

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  15. Sweet little gardens. I like the trio of three littles stacked stones. So zen.
    Enjoy your long weekend!

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  16. Love the terrariums! I will have to give it a try. Happy Days!

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  17. Your terrariums look really good. I do not have a green thumb....not one little bit of one. So, I will just admire yours.

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  18. What a fun project Barb. How do you water them? Spray bottle?

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