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The No-Fuss Garden

Terrariums are a top trend and easy to care for -- just plant it and forget it. For even the most botanically inept, terrariums are extremely easy to create and amazingly low-maintenance. When properly planted and located, they provide a unique way to grow assorted plants with minimal care. Most terrariums will grow successfully on their own for several years. Here are a few tips for caring for and maintaining a terrarium:

Location, Location, Location: Place the terrarium in a bright location, but not in direct sunlight.

Closed Versus Open: If kept sealed, closed terrariums typically do not need to be watered since the plants recycle the moisture they use. Water lightly only if it gets dry and remove the lid just to allow excess moisture to escape. Open terrariums on the other hand require frequent watering.

General Care: Remove any dead plants and leaves. Prune back excessive growth as needed. When a plant gets too big, pinch it back to encourage bushier growth.

TIP:Adding fertilizer is generally not necessary since plants do not grow rapidly, however, a good potting soil with ample nutrients should be used. Soil can be "refreshed" by scraping off the top layer and adding fresh blanket of soil.

Visit us on Saturday, December 15, at 2:00PM, and let our experts help you create a glass terrarium with mini foliage and accessories. The garden under glass is perfect for your holiday decor or to give as a living gift. Reservations recommended. $50 per person. Price includes instructions and all materials.

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