My First Terrarium ~ Inspired by Miracle-Gro's The Gro Project

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Terrariums are one of those little gardening projects that have come in and out of vogue over the years. I remember them being immensely popular in the 1970's and now I've been seeing them popping up all over again!
My First Terrarium with Succulents
Feeling like I needed a little something "alive" on my spring/summer entry table, I went looking for some terrarium inspiration. I'm not sure why, but I've always been intimidated by making a terrarium. So, when I began considering considering one, my thoughts went to Miracle-Gro. Their products have yielded great results in all my gardening endeavors. My first terrarium was inspired by Miracle-Gro's The Gro Project which is a wonderful resource for all growers to start their own gardening story.
My First Terrarium Succulent Rosette
I saw their Toyrarium and thought to myself that if a child could do a terrarium, then so could I. I already had half of the supplies at home.
At my local home and garden center, I found a huge variety of succulent plants and cacti. I picked out a few different varieties and started planning my terrarium.
Besides the plants, I needed soil. Moisture Control Potting Mix was just thing I was looking for. It feeds plants for up to six months and helps protect against over and under watering. ( I need all the help I can get where watering is concerned.)
When I got back home, I gathered all the elements for the terrarium and got to work.
I started by filling the bottom of my hurricane vase with some river rocks I had on hand.
Next, I filled the vase to about the half-way mark with soil.
Finally, I arranged the plants and added some extra soil around them.
That's it! Easy as can be! Why have I been avoiding making one for so long? If I can do it, I know you can too. In fact, it was so fun and easy, I think it would be a great thing for kiddos to make for Mother's Day!
Oh, and remember my Spring Planting I did a couple of weeks ago? The plants were in need of a little TLC. I purchased some of Miracle-Gro's Shake’n Feed All Purpose Plant Food to help them along. I love that I just have to shake the granules around the plants, work it into the soil a bit and water the plants. No more mixing and pouring solutions for me. I can't wait to see the blooms explode in all their glory! Has it warmed up enough for you to get out into your garden? If not, you could always get your hands a little dirty making a terrarium ;-)
Did you know Miracle-Gro has their own Pinterest page? I found all kinds of interesting ideas there. Be sure and follow them to keep up with all the fun garden projects on their boards as well as be inspired by gardeners like yourself sharing their own stories.
If you need a little more inspiration, check out this fun Gro Project video.

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  1. Nici, terrariums are all the rage now. I love that you used succulents in your... they really make a pretty statement.
    I am a huge Miracle Gro fan!!! It really is the best product!
    Thanks for introducing me to Shake and Feed! The people at Miracle Gro picked the right person to show their products!

  2. It's gorgeous Nici well done! Oh I also noticed you signed up for One crafty contest, good luck xo

  3. Beautiful terrarium! I've been wanting to make one for myself.

  4. I have been wanting to plant a terrarium for awhile now, I love the container you planted then in.

  5. That turned out soooo cute, Nici!
    I love them and I remember them in the 1970's.
    I remember my mom let me make a cactus one!

    Thanks for sharing you trendy lady!

  6. The orange plant is such a lovely addition! I've been wanting to make a terrarium for some time now, but I'm always afraid the cats will ruin it. My husband hasn't gotten me flowers in ages because they always eat them. Guess I could also use cacti though and scare them off!

  7. Gorgeous!! I love succulents. Thank you for sharing.
    Amber @ Tales of Domestica

  8. Nice job. Looks so easy. Would love to do this.

  9. I love how it turned out, very cute and easy! Maybe even something I could keep alive! haha. I kill all my plants. oops. Anyway, coming over from Iheartnaptime. Have a great weekend!

  10. Thats just lovely! I am stopping by from the I Should Be Mopping The Floor Blog Hop!

  11. Cute terrarium Nici! I've been seeing succulents everywhere this spring and have been wanting to try a few. Looks like I need to go plant shopping :)

    Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!


  12. I love terrariums, Nici, and I think you are really going to enjoy yours! I was one of those people making them back in the 70's, because we lived in a very wet and rainy area with very few days of sunshine, so terrariums were the answer to having indoor greenery -- they don't need a lot of sunlight coming in the windows! I haven't done one in years, but I do have a basket container full of succulents out on my patio -- gotta love those!

  13. Wow, Nici! That looks gorgeous! My youngest wants to build terrarium next weekend. We already picked out some little things. He's so excited :)

    Stopping by from Sweet Sharing Monday! Hope you will have wonderful week :)

  14. Oh it looks wonderful. Love your choice of succulents. Great job and super tutorial. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  15. It really looks wonderful. I think I'll start one this summer. Nice to know about the soil that helps, too!

  16. this is really pretty. I've been wanting to make one and you've just inspired me. Stopping by from thrifty decor chick!


  17. This looks great! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  18. What a party last week on Friday Flash Blog! Thanks for joining us. I hope you’ve visited some of the other community members and you're having a splendid week.


  19. Oh love the terrarium Nici!! Gotta get on that!

  20. Beautiful! Great job :)
    Only kind of soil that I use on my herb garden!

  21. Hey there! Thanks so much for visiting our blog and linking up such an awesome project! Have a great week!



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