The Plants Inside

Sunday, April 13, 2014

No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden -- Thomas Jefferson

While the gardener is passionate about growing a lush garden with healthy plants, there are still plenty to learn about plants and their needs especially when circumstances changed. 

While the Money Plant (Epipremnum aureum) and Satin Pothos (Scindapsus pictus 'Argyraeus') were doing really well with their 'feet' in a pot of water, the rest of my plants that I have placed inside were 'stressed'. 



My terrarium was not given enough attention when I just left this one near the window. The dry and hot spell we had a few weeks ago kind of burnt the plants. The fern inside the terrarium was 'cooked' hence discarded. I had also pruned the Bubble Plants and used the stems to propagate new plants...




Keeping my fingers crossed after I watered the little plants, dug out some ugly green mosses, trimmed off some yellowed and browned leaves and cleaned the glass inside and outside. Now I have to remember that I can't leave terrariums to too much heat and light.  

Meanwhile, I have to go look for other plants that can fit into the space left vacant by the ones I have discarded -- as it is looking bare and quite unsightly. Any suggestions?



The other terrarium is thriving well and the plant, Snakeskin Plant (Fittonia albivenis) inside seems to have grown taller but lanky and touching the lid already. 



Spot the pink flamingo inside the terrarium... and the little pond besides the bird? So glad to see no mould or unwanted mosses growing on them :-)



The strong sunlight must have bleached the leaves. The colour of leaves that are facing the window is not as brilliant as before. 



Top view of the garden inside...



Meanwhile, my Marimo (Cladophora aegagropila) is forming another new baby moss. It is interesting to watch how the moss ball grow bigger and multiply like this.



Happy creating a lush garden with plants growing happily and wonderfully :-D

PS: Here is how I created my terrarium - It's a Small World

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18 comments

  1. yeah, I think terrariums dont't like sun... The small one looks great :) Yesterday I created three terrariums, I am quite excited to see how it's gonna be: the growing, the fungus, and etc :D

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    1. I hope yours will turn out great! Can't wait to see them :-)

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  2. Beautiful little terrariums, I used to keep them when I was a lot younger. I think they are making a comeback though, yours are lovely. Best Wishes.

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    1. Hello Karen! Welcome to my blog. I just started to create terrarium not long ago. I think any handmade stuffs are never out of fashion. I hope they will make a comeback! It's fascinating to watch plants grows inside a bottle.

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  3. Interesting plants inside! I have no luck with plants in the house. They will last only a few months!

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    1. They survive longer if the gardener is diligent enough. One of my ferns dried up after I forgot to water only for a week :-(

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  4. São lindos os terrários , e sempre tem que cuidar do sol , que castiga as plantinhas.
    beijos.
    http://eueminhasplantinhas.blogspot.com.br/

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    1. Thanks for that advice, Simone. I will make sure the terrariums won't get that much sun ;-)

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  5. I am delighted with your terrarium. It's a brilliant idea for growing exotic flowers.
    Greetings

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    1. Well, Ela I do look around for ideas and I just use whatever I have to build the terrarium.

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  6. You really have many type of planting way! Awesome marimos ball!

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    1. Hello Malar! Glad you like the marimo balls. Before I thought it would be quite boring to see one little ball only. But now that it has multiplied, it is fun to watch how they grow together :-)

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  7. I'm so sorry about your terrarium. I have planned to make a terrarium. I have prepare some succulents to be planted on the terrarium. I hope I can realize it soon.
    Btw I really have no idea about the Marimos ball! So intrresting!

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    1. Hello Endah, hope to see yours soon. I am sure it is going to be one beautiful terrarium!

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  8. I've tried terrariums ages ago but don't intend to pursue it now. Yours with the gold cover looks prettily arranged and designed.

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    1. Glad you liked it and thank you, Stiletto. Compliment coming from you is valuable!

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  9. Terrarium would like to try since 2 years ago but have not started on it.
    I am kind of rearranging and getting used to water plant project for this year :).
    Hope to see more terrarium project from you and get me more motivated.

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    1. Just built a new terrarium! Also did some maintenance work on the existing ones. It's not easy to have more of them when space is lacking. The current space I have for my terrariums gets too hot during sunny days... Anyway, good luck with your water plant project!

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