|Feb 18, 2012 - in Madison, WI. Crazy.|
Let me illustrate the mildness this way... On Saturday, February 18, when there would normally been multiple feet of snow on the ground, I was outside in bare feet chasing my dog who had slipped out the front door when I wasn't looking.
When I walked out of the house on Saturday and the sun hit my face, I had an automatic response that went something like this:
1. Look at the yard.
2. Realize it needs to be cleaned up.
3. Mentally start planning the garden.
On Saturday February 18, I was thinking about doing spring yardwork. It's a mad, mad world.
I couldn't shake the need to plant something in the ground so I decided to make a couple of terrariums instead. This is a craft project I've wanted to try for a while but had never gotten around to it. So... I got to go to the garden center and buy some supplies, including plants, and get my hands dirty. Here's the step-by-step and my meager results:
Things you need include some rocks, charcoal, and potting soil.
Some nice glass containers:
Some very small, slow-growing, low-light plants:
One coffee filter per container, a pen, and a pair of scissors:
Step 1 - Add rocks to the bottom of your container.
Step 3 - Add a layer of charcoal (this helps keep the terrarium clean and sweet smelling)
Step 4 - Add potting soil deep enough to put your small plants in.
As you can see from my finished product, one container was too small for the plants I bought - but I do kind of like having them come up and out of the container - and the other isn't particularly pretty. Maybe after it's grown in a bit.
At least I got my planting jones out of my system for a bit.
Happy "spring" everybody!