April 3, 2012

Indoor Plants

For those of you who have a black thumb like me, never fear: I've stumbled upon a new way to keep indoor plants alive. Cover them with a cloche to make an instant terrarium!

You can buy real cloches (like here and here), use things that aren't technically cloches like cake pedestal covers and cheese domes, or find a lidded class container and use it as a terrarium. Cloches and terrariums are really popular right now and are very versatile.

In the photo above, I filled a clearance bowl from target with dirt, sprinkled in some grass seed (the type you put on your yard), and poured in a little water. The grass grew within about a week and I haven't had to water since the day I plated the seeds since the cloche keeps the moisture in.

Idiot proof plants! I must kill them by over watering. But this guy (or guys? because it's lots of blades of grass and not just one?) is going strong. He even is growing so well he needs another hair cut.

Here's another version using a glass jar as a terrarium:

I got the idea here. Plop in a plant and you're done. In the last two months, I've only watered him twice. (Apparently all plants in my house are male. Maybe if I get some with any type of flower they'll be considered female).

If I can keep these plants alive, especially the ivy, then so can you.

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