Currently Obsessed with: Terrariums

If you haven't noticed, terrariums are back in style. Of course, they were big in the '70's and now all the hipsters are into them. Check out here and here if you don't believe me.

Anyway, wanting to do something a little different with my plants, I gave it a go, with excellent results.

I found the glass dish at the Salvation Army for a couple bucks. This one is my favorite.

I had this one under the skylight in the bathroom, but the cats were too interested in it so I had to move it somewhere less prominent. Luckily, the fern will tolerate low light.

I call this "desert bubble." I love how this one looks with the different textures and colors. I tried using lava rock for the first time and I love it. It looks so perfect with the succulents.

This terrarium is keeping it simple with a piece of driftwood and soft green Kalanchoe.


More Plant Action

I just couldn't wait to share my new discovery. I work with elderly people in one darn-nice retirement/assisted living facility.

The other day, I was walking around the building and came across an area of large windows full of plants, mostly succulents! So today I came prepared with my camera.

This lightbulb terrarium is captivating.

This is my most favorite plant in the collection. A mini Black Aeonium.

The rosettes are the size of a quarter.

Great-looking Burrow's Tail.

This is another neat aeomium. Love the woody stems.

The joy of plants in unexpected places!

Rotary Gardens

I hope every one had a great Labor Day weekend. Sunday I visited the Janesville Rotary Gardens, which has been on my list of places to visit this summer. It was so beautiful!

The highlight for me was the Japanese gardens section. There are few things more beautiful than a Japanese garden.

This raked gravel zen/rock garden was so lovely.

There were several of these large metal and stone lanterns scattered about. I have to get my hands on one of these for my future garden.

That's my gorgeous sister in the background