Once again my hubs struck gold and found another glass globe for a few dollars at a thrift store. Last time it was about the water. This time it’s about the dirt. We found a Better Homes and Gardens House Plants magazine at an estate sale. The 1971 issue had a section on terrariums and we followed their direction on the proper materials.
Then came a layer of rock. We used Art Rock, which is perfect for terrariums and planters and allows for the proper drainage of water.
Then we parfait-ed in a layer of Black Gold Washed Sand (to further help the draining process) before adding a layer of potting soil, the thickest layer in the globe.
Then came the greenery and some driftwood for aesthetic (we even threw in one of our air plants). I think it could use another smaller plant or two in the foreground, but I like where this is headed.
I had a heck of a time photographing this piece since the entire globe acts as a mirror, but hopefully you get the general idea. I’d love to put it in the room pictured below) in the BH&G publication (with some minor adjustments of course). I LOVE THAT COUCH.
(I wish I knew whom to give photo cred, but the photographers aren’t listed)