b"Easy TERRARIUM INSTRUCTIONS useda 1.StartwithacleanglassMasonjar.We Mason Jar 16-ouncejarbutanysizeandjartype willdo. When cleaning your jar, just use mild soap and water. Steer clear of harsh chemicals as any left Terrarium behind can poison your plant and negatively affect the soil.2.Add the first layer by filling itbetweenathirdtoahalf BY KELLY BROWN AND MAYA HAYNIE fullwithrocksorpebbles. Youcanfindthematyour localgardencenterorgrab them from outside. This layer will act as drainage as the jar has no hole at the bottom to release the water.3.Next,takeyourmoss(thisis optional) and add a thin layer on top of the rocks to give some color to the jar and to add an ad-ditional layer of drainage. You can also add sand and another thin layer of small rocks as we did to addto the overall look.4. Time for the soil layer! We used cactus potting mix to allow for better drainage than traditional indoor potting mix. Add only about one to two inches of soil. Adding too much traps moisture and defeats the purpose of layering! Be sure not to pack the soil just yet.5.Now we are ready to add the succulent. We planted a Kiwi Aeo-nium. For this jar we used one plant, but you can use more if the lid opening is wide enough. First, make a hole in the soil for where you want to place the succulent. Next, take the succulent and remove the dirt surrounding the roots and place the roots in the little hole you just dug.6.Once your succulent is in place, add a bit more soil and moss around the plant to keep itsnug. You can also add pebbles for decoration.7.Waterthemossandorsoilatthetop, L ooking for a new planter for your succulents? How about a glass ter- 8.enough to make the soil surrounding the rarium that you can make utilizing a Mason jar and other easy-to-findsucculent wet. From then on, only water ingredients that you might have around the house. Here's to a quickwhen the moss or soil is dry.and easy indoor activity to showcase your favorite plants.Make sure you keep your new succulent Youll need: terrarium in a bright sunny spot so it can thrive!1-2smallsucculents(quantityWant to try other plants in a closed terrarium? andsizedependentonthejarFeelfreetousefernsandothermoisture-loving you choose) plants and place them halfway down in the jar. You can also add small Mason jar figurines such as mushrooms or forest animals. Then you can screw Moss (optional) the lid on, let the elevated humidity water your plants and watch them Sand (optional) flourish in their own mini ecosystem. Be sure to remove the lid from Cactus soil potting mix time to time to allow for airflow to prevent mold from forming. Rocks/pebbles Kelly Brown and Maya Haynie are the owners of deVINE Plantery. Visit their website at devineplantery.com or their shop at Maplewood Mercantile.plant matters /31"