Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Sea Shell Memory Terrarium

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I've recently posted about starting my Spring planting. And while last year's planting went well for me, I admit I'm still intimidated, especially after a long winter break from the garden. I'm happy to have come across Miracle-Gro's The Gro Project, which encourages you to start with something simple! Combined with some of Miracle Gro's products, taking baby steps to starting your Spring planting will set you up for success. So I created something simple - a terrarium using a succulent plant with which I've had success in the past - aloe vera - plus some shells and rocks my girls recently collected at the beach during Spring Break.


I found this fishbowl-like container at the thrift store, and filled the bottom with rocks. I also put some blue glass rocks along the sides so they'd show through the glass bowl.

Then I filled the bowl about halfway with soil, and I planted two little aloe plants over to one side.

And finally I added additional blue glass rocks (to represent the ocean) and our shells and rocks. It's funny how the girls remember exactly which rocks and shells they picked up at the beach!

It's great to display our memories in such a lovely way, and I don't have to do much to take care of it! It also got me started playing with plants and soil again. 

I bought my aloe plants at a local nursery, where they also had Miracle Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix for sale along with lots of other Miracle Gro products. I've mentioned before that my parents have used Miracle Gro products for as long as I can remember. And it looks like it's pretty popular...these were the last two bags! Glad I was able to grab one! I also grabbed some Shake’n Feed All Purpose Plant Food and for when I'm ready to plant outside in-ground (eek!) I'll be using their LiquaFeed All Purpose Plant Food Advance Starter Kit.

Check out Miracle Gro's Pinterest page for more fun garden projects! And be sure to watch The Gro Project Video for more inspiration!

Find out more about Miracle Gro and their super helpful articles by clicking the orange button below. And please let me know what your first Spring planting project will be!

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1 comment:

  1. Steph, I love the way that you've created a way of preserving and perpetuating the special memories that you've made with your girls!



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