Happy Monday! I’ve been admiring terrariums for some time now and thought I’d try creating one to liven up a dull corner in my family room. I often like to bring a little life to a room with a plant or fresh flowers, but this space is painted a deep color and the blinds are often drawn for TV watching, making it difficult to keep anything alive. A couple years ago, I added a dried boxwood globe I found at Restoration Hardware to one of the shelves and I liked the pop of green it added to the space. I thought a terrarium would repeat this effect, also adding a few other natural elements plus the sparkle of glass.
To start with, I cleaned the large cut glass canister and layered the bottom for drainage with about 1″ of gravel. I then added a small layer of charcoal and a few inches of sterilized potting soil. When choosing the type of plant, I made sure it was shade tolerant due to the lack of light in the room and could take the humidity from natural evaporation in the jar. I decided to go with a variety of fern.