Mason Jar Terrariums

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If you don’t have a green thumb (like me), these mason jar terrariums are the perfect gardening project.  They also make wonderful gifts.  I pick up these blue mason jars whenever I can find them but  I think a clear class mason jar would be pretty as well.

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We brought a few of these to the women’s retreat at Tuscarora Inn last month where we had a booth and led a workshop.

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Supplies:

Mason Jar

gravel  – I used white aquarium gravel which I found in pet supplies at Wal-Mart.

potting soil

variety of succulents

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Directions:

Pour about one inch of gravel into the bottom of the jar.  Then add  one to two inches of potting soil on top of the gravel.  Next arrange the succulents into the soil.  This is a little awkward.  I found it helpful to use a spoon to press the plants down into the soil, trying not to get the sides of the jar too dirty.

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Water sparingly as these plants like to stay on the dry side.

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Place in a sunny location and enjoy!

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