Winter is coming … and before it gets here, I want to be sure to have a little bit more green in my house. We live in an area surrounded by trees. During spring and summer, we have long months surrounded by gorgeous green hills. Everything feels so alive! Then there’s fall, when the trees really put on a show. And then comes winter, and the leaves are gone until spring. Every winter I seem to miss the color green a little more.
So this year, there will be a little extra green right there on our coffee table, where I’ll be sure to see it daily. Because we have cats, I went with terrariums. This way the plants have built in force fields to protect themselves, and there’s the bonus atmospheric bit where they recycle their own water. I can enjoy them all the time without having to fuss over them.
The smaller terrarium with horses is filled with moss from my own yard. The larger one (a cookie jar from Walmart, $7) contains moss and lichens from adhocstock on Etsy. I’ve ordered from her before (terrariums are a great gift for kids!) and she ships a wonderful assortment of beautiful, healthy plants. Just for fun, I added an Empire State Building souvenir and some tiny deer, creating my own tiny version of I am Legend. I think I’m better prepared to face the lack of green outside now.
In other news, I’ve now completed four of seven couch cushions. Slow and steady wins the race, right?