When I decided that I wanted to make a tiny terrarium of some sort, I immediately thought of using a baby food jar. You might think that baby food jars came to mind because, well, I have a baby. But almost all baby food comes in squeezable pouches these days. What a shame for the crafty world! Luckily you can still find baby food jars here and there. So I fed my son some sweet potatoes and then cleaned out the jar so I could get my terrarium on!
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You may have read the title of this post and thought, why is Fern–a container gardener–writing about seashells? Well, some of you may remember that my Grandma is the one who fostered my love of gardening. She passed away in 2008 and one of my most treasured items from her is a large conch seashell. Because gardening and my Grandma are intertwined, I thought that it would be great to plant succulents in the shell and keep it on my balcony. But then I got to thinking, maybe soil and water and plants aren’t really a very good way to preserve this heirloom long term. I’d still like to keep it in my garden, but I’d like to clean it up and take better care of the shell so that it lasts for a long, long time. Maybe you have shells you’d like to use in your garden, but you’d like to protect them from the elements? If yes, here’s how… Read the full article →