I picked up two terrariums on the weekend – one open (my iTerrarium, which you can see here) and this closed terrarium.
The closed terrarium is a very groovy thing. It houses different plants from the open one – plants that like moisture, like ferns and mosses. If done properly, with the right soil conditions (note that the soil must be fertile to avoid mould growth), it can be a completely self-contained little environment. As we know, plants convert sunlight, water and carbon dioxide into sugar and oxygen, which they need to survive (this process is called photosynthesis).
It is recommended to open the terrarium once a week or so to remove excess moisture if required. Also, it may require some water occasionally, depending on where it is situated, how much light and heat it experiences.
Today, I’d like to nominate Amy Sampson from Playing With My First DSLR Camera to join in – Amy is doing a marvellous job of Project 365 with exquisite photos – perhaps your next week could be nature shots?
…Seven Days of Nature (6/7)…