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Eco gifts: beautiful pear terrarium

Garden, Home and garden, Natural crafts  |  September 24th 2011  |  0 Comment

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Eco gifts: beautiful pear terrarium
I don't know about you, but when I see things I like I make a mental snapshot to put in my mental "I'd Like to Have This Someday" list. So imagine with me, you are walking through the Tuesday Morning Close-Out Store, picking through all of the stuff in the bins. You move to let someone pass in the narrow isle, when you spot.....

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YES!!!! I did a double take. It was a moment where I swear a light was shining down from heaven on these lovely pear terrariums. I almost knocked a woman over trying to get to them. And to my delight they WERE SO CHEAP!

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They are not identical but I sort of love them even more than the ones at Viva Terra.
So, let's make some terrariums!
I washed mine out with soap and water before I started.

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Put some rocks in the bottom for drainage. You don't want any weird, stinky water standing around.

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I bought some baby succulents from Home Depot for a few dollars. I am seriously addicted to these little guys. Every time I go I get at least one. They are super easy to care for too, and because they like to stay on the dryer side, the rock drainage will help.

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I put a little bit of soil in to see how much space I had to work with. You can always add more after you stick the plants in. Break up the roots a bit and plant them in their new pear shaped house!!

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Viola!! How great are these?! Since planting, I've moved the little baby pear into my kitchen where he resides by the fruit bowl.