Sunday was supposed to be terrarium day. My husband and I went out and got all the materials we needed to build one in an old 5 gallon water jug. We made it through all the layering until the last layer – the plants – and realized what we had purchased was way too tall for their new home (we should have known better – I mean, look at these suckers!). Blast.
We recovered quickly and spent the afternoon planting the too-tall-plants in pots that needed to be filled anyway. We also had a couple of other plants that needed a new home, too, so we took care of those as well.
The green and yellow plant, Croton Pictum Batik, matched perfectly with a Frank Moreno pot picked up at an estate sale awhile back. And the Neanthe Bella Palm found its way in an Italian piece of pottery that ended up in our small kitchen (bellissima!).
These are our new favorites and so they were housed in a couple of our favorite ceramic beauts from the 1950’s. These were estate sale finds scored for $5 apiece.
This gorgeous California pottery works perfectly with their new roomers.
Our hope is that the, wait for it, Fiddleleaf Fig Ficus grows big and tall indoors. We have very little light inside, but the Fiddleleaf Fig Ficus seems to require little and it just might thrive if placed near a window. We found how to care for the Fiddleleaf Fig Ficus properly in a 1971 issue of Better Homes and Gardens HOUSE PLANTS. Hopefully climate change hasn’t altered the care tips too much…
While we didn’t get the anticipated terrarium job done (that’s for a another day and a different post), we did share some good laughs and got some great new plants added to our repertoire this afternoon.
Have a good week, everyone!