If its Tuesday… Then its Terrarium Tuesday!!
I think that I am on a vertical terrarium kick these days. This does present some challenges though. First, plants must be tall, but not wide. Second, It is always a challenge to plant where your hands cannot get! When i was putting this together, I took many a trip around the Geek Gardens greenhouse to find the perfect plants. When I found this piece of glass, I had envisioned using blue chalk sticks. However, I always forget that although tall and skinny, blue chalk sticks branch out and would not work in this terrarium. When I picked up my crassula capitella I knew it would be perfect.
I love the geometric pattern that this crassula makes. In the plant world, the stacking of leaves is actually pretty rare. Leaves generally will form where there is space, kind of a path of least resistance. That is where you see the spiraling effect that is so common in nature. I decided to keep with the geometric theme by adding four of the same variety of sempervivum in between the four branches of the crassula. I love the way it turned out! As the summer goes on, the leaves of the crassula will blush a beautiful red on the tips, This will really be a show stopper!
And if you have visited this blog before, you know my theory, “Why have 1 succulent container, when you can have many!” For this reason, I coupled it with this potted arrangement. I put this together in a thrift shop mixing bowl for our last sale about a month or so ago. I love it even more now that it has grown together and filled out all the space!
See yall next week for another Terrarium Tuesday!
(By the way, I finally got my camera back, so I will hopefully bring you higher quality images from the greenhouse!)