Hi, I'm Julie Klingaman from Grohe Florist, and today I'm going to be making terrariums. First of all, you need to pick plants that you want to use. You can do small plants and then you need to pick a glass container. I'm doing open air terrariums, so there's a little air that can get in, but you can also do closed ones as well. I have one here that I've already pre made that you can see is an open air, and it's got the small ferns and splash plants in it.
Today I'm going to make one with succulent plants. So, I'm going to move aside the plants I don't want to use for this and I'm going to use succulent. So, first of all, you just need a container. You can do open or closed. They can be small or large, and then you need soil. I already put a little bit in a container, I like to use leftover containers to pick my soil up rather than shovels and stuff.
So, I'm going to put a little bit of the soil into my terrarium. Just put in a couple scoopfuls to start, and then I'll see if I need more once I start putting my plants in. I'm going to put my tallest plant in first until I kind of just squeeze the sides of the container to loosen it up... The plant up in here and then I'm going to take it out. And what I'll do is I'll kind of spread the roots of the plant from the sides a little bit and then put it in here. And I'm picking my tallest plants first to put them towards the back of my container. If you're doing one that's a little bit more open, you can kind of choose how you want to put them in, just to kind of get an idea of what looks best.
If you have a bigger container, you may have more dirt and you might not need to spread it out quite as much. And I chose to use five plants just because I think it'll fit my container. So again, you need to kind of judge, based off your container and your plant sizes, how many plants you're going to want in here to make it look good. And succulents are nice because you don't need to water them a lot, so they're really easy care plants. Alright? So now, I have all my plants in here and I'm going to add just a little more soil to make sure that they're all covered, and I'm going to try to get in here so I don't get soil on top of the plants as much. Otherwise, I'm going to have a lot more clean up to do.
And then, I'll just even it out, and then you can add accessories to your terrarium. So, if you're going to be going to somebody's house or you're having people at your house and you want a little decoration, you could put something like a little pumpkin or some fall leaves in there and kind of just decorate it. I'll show you here how that looks or you can change it out if it's Christmas time or Winter months. You could put pine cones, you could put little ornaments, you could put different types of things like that to kind of make them seasonal. And that is how you make a succulent terrarium. It's really simple. If you're not into making your own, you can call your local florist and they'd be able to make one for you. I hope that this helps if you want to make terrariums for yourself or for some hostess gifts this holiday season.
Have a great day.