Yes, it is still 1970 and terrariums are still all the rage. Particularly since this winter has been so very long, I have been happy to surround myself with dish gardens, potted plants and terrariums to grow just about anything I can get my hands on. You might remember my dish garden with purslane from a few years ago, but today I am going to show you three new plantings I have growing in our home as winter dies a slow death and spring knocks old man flat on his back with her greens.
1. The Auction Steal You Wish You Had Found
Hold your jealous pockets, this one is a doozy, and it comes complete with a little auction story. If you have never heard one of my auctions stories, you might be surprised with the passion of which I speak of them. Go ahead, read THIS AUCTION POST and THIS POST on how to score a deal at an auction. I will wait for you. Go ahead. Back? Great...
So recently, my husband and I had date night at Harr's. The drive-in was closed, but the auction was OPEN and I was a happy little clam. Among other things, I scored a terrarium for 25 cents. Yes, a quarter. Nobody wanted this sad looking box of plastic, but I jumped at the price and thought "how bad can a terrarium be???" It turns out, this terrarium is actually pretty cool. It is an authentic 1960's and costs a cool $100 or 2 if you buy one online that someone else has scored at an auction.