*This weekend Nick and I enjoyed a few extra days off and tried to use the time to our advantage. So the time had come and Nick got inside the warm hoop house and got down and dirty planting seeds and replanting some of our potted plants.
Our giant rosemary bush lasted the winter in a pot outside, I was so happy. She is now proudly planted in the raised garden bed inside the hoop house.
So…while Nick was outside planting this years crops, I was inside doing some planting of my own. Adding a little green to the inside of our apartment really makes it feel like home.
This pretty green printed can was actually a candle that I had purchased at Target. The Mint Basil and Pink Magnolia are my favorite scents. After the candles are all used up I put the cans into the freezer, it shrinks the little bit of wax in the bottom that remains, and it will pop right out. And then you have this adorable pot for your indoor plants. ^_^
*I have always loved terrariums, like little, tiny, worlds trapped in a jar. But they all seem to be pretty expensive, so I thought I’d attempt to make some for myself. I had a few large, antique, ball jars that I had collected and I thought they just might work. Below is how I did it…
Start with some oversized ball jars and fill the bottom with an inch or two of small rock rocks.
After adding your plants to the jar, take the lid and drill a large hole in the center slightly larger then the width of the rope you will use to hang the jars with. Then drill three smaller holes around the larger one for air flow.
After your holes are drilled, slip your rope through the larger hole from the top and tie a tight knot on the bottom side. Then close the lid on your jar and we are almost done…
Finally take some screw hooks and securely screw them into the ceiling. Tie a noose knot with the end of your rope and hang your finished hanging terrariums at different heights for all to see and enjoy. To water your plants simply unscrew your lid and pour in some water.