ter·rar·i·um (tə-râr'ē-əm): A small enclosure or closed container in which selected living plants and sometimes small land animals, such as turtles and lizards, are kept and observed. I have always wanted to make one, but never came across the perfect jar until recently while browsing at my favorite antique place. I recruited my friend Doug who helped me find the moss, bark, and resurrection ferns at Leu Gardens. I then set out around my neighborhood in search of small rocks and totally ended up stealing some from neighbors' yards (I have no shame). I did a single layer of rocks, a layer of moist soil, then arranged the moss, a small twig and the bark adorned with resurrection ferns. It's been complete for almost two weeks now and it looks greener and happier than when I started; the moss is even growing upward! I just love the idea of having my own little ecosystem sitting in a jar on top of my bookshelf!
Lately, I've also really been digging air plants. I bought a handful of them from a local farmers market and have been assembling them in random ways in and around my loft. My favorite set up so far: three air plants that I've wired to a piece of cork tree bark and nestled in my shower's window frame. They LOVE the steam!
Since it appears that this entire post is green, why not also share that for St. Patrick's Day, we did like 20 green jello shots, went to the Irish pub, then made pot brownies! JUSSSSSSSSSST KIDDING - that was actually the Rollins College kids who live one street over. They live in a house so appropriately referred to by Matt and I as "Casa Day Gay" (this was once written in huge chalk letters on the sidewalk in front of their house. We contemplated informing the drunk girls who wrote it of their spelling error, but opted not to for sake of sheer hilarity). But here's what we actually did for St. Patrick's Day...we watched America's Next Top Model and made veggie sushi using green bamboo rice, cuz that's how we roll :)