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Building your own terrarium

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Have you thought about building your own terrarium? Melodie McDanal from Pike Nurseries stopped by Good Day Atlanta with tips to get you started!

Information:

Why a Terrarium
·    Terrariums are a unique type of container garden that continue to grow in popularity
·    Terrariums are great because they tend to be more enclosed and they create their own little greenhouse where the plants can flourish

How to Plant a Terrarium
·    Choose a vase or vessel -- Most people use clear glass containers for terrariums so you can easily see the plants and great effects with the layers of soil and rock
·    Place a 1-inch gravel or decorative rock at the bottom of the container -- This will act as the drainage for your container so the plants aren't sitting in water
·    Add a 2-3 inch layer of Pike Potting & Container Soil
·    Add plants to your terrarium -- As with planting any container, use an odd number of plants in your display. Most terrariums are relatively small so you need small plants (2-inch). Choose plants with different leaf shapes and colors for variety.
·    Add decorative rock, sand and moss to add visual interest -- Creating different layers of gravel, soil and rock add more interest when the container is viewed from the side
·    Add in other decorative elements to give your terrarium personality -- For example, small pieces of drift wood make it seem like a fairy garden. You can even add little decorative elements like small figures that you may already have.

Potting Party
·    Pike Nurseries is having a Potting Party this Saturday & Sunday at all locations
·    Bring your empty pots or purchase a pot at Pike Nurseries and our associates will help you select the plants and help you plant them
·    Pike Nurseries will provide the potting soil and EB Stone Sure Start

Click here for more information.

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