I could only bring a few treats home on this trip so I decided to get the largest variety I could with my small budget. I chose the tiniest plants they had with the plan of using this terrarium I have had tucked in the closet for years. All of these plants are easy to propagate so it gives me a good base of tropical exotics to start my collection. I chose Miracle Grow potting mix with equal parts Peat Moss mixed together and filled my terrarium with the soil mixture to approximately 5" high. I then added my plants to the design I felt looked attractive. I also added an orchid that I have had for 7 years that I'm hoping will come back to life and a small orchid that I rescued from the Lowes clearance rack for $1.00. Once my plants were in place I covered the exposed soil with a few varieties of dried moss. The orchids are attached to wood chips and I added a few rocks to help hold in moisture.
Here is the list of plants I chose for my terrarium going from left to right and top to bottom:
Top left I don't have the name.
Pink Lady Orchid.
Birds nest Fern.
Fittonia white vein.
Fig Vine (This is the tiniest little fig leaf I have ever seen and I haven't been able to find out much about it.)
I originally placed the terrarium on the fireplace hearth temporarily and moved it to this table to take a photo because the fireplace lighting was poor. I had no intentions of it staying on the fireplace or this table but later in the evening Tony asked me where the terrarium went and when I came back in the room I found it back on the hearth. It seems this little terrarium has made a big impression on the hubby so for now it will stay on the hearth where he can enjoy it's beauty.
I hope the fall season is bringing you much inspiration and creativity!