Thursday, February 9, 2012

dish garden


I made this easy dish garden using a big glass serving plate and a cake cover
the soil is cactus mix with a layer of sand on the top


I give it a little drizzle of water about every 10 days
the glass dome makes it quite humid
I originally had just succulents in it, but I've recently added mosses and lichens


they seem to be very happy
living up here in the Northwest, moss and lichen are abundant
... all of these pieces I found while out walking ...

15 comments:

Yvonne said...

Very nice. I love things like that. Great reuse idea and pretty too. I tried it in a large jar that I have that has a lid, but didn't have any luck. May try it again.

Halle said...

So sweet....love that there is a tea cup in the garden. :)

Gayle at Planet M Files said...

I love it! Mosses and lichens always catch my eye.

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

Yes yes--every year in New England we gathered club moss, lichen, ferns, tiny red berry bush cuttings and tiny starter trees for glass gardens to overwinter with. Sometimes stones and stone sculptures to form a fairy scene. Lovely tradition. You only need a sunlit window, some glass container that has a breathing option (ie-loose top).

sukipoet said...

very pretty shapes and colors

*jean* said...

love love love this! would be great for our cabin!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

The mosses and luchens make it look like dinosaurs should be arriving any minute. So pretty, love this idea. Might have to be on the lookout for a thrift cake stand and cover! xox Corrine

PAK ART said...

I love it! I want one too - I like Dosfishes idea of finding a cake stand at a thrift store, if I ever see one I'll know what to do with it.

Nancy said...

That's amazing, I love bringing bits of nature in the house :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I fell in love with this as soon as I saw it. Of course, to replicate it here in the mid-west, I would have to pay about $30 or more for the same plants you got FREE!! Way to go!

Laura Tringali Holmes said...

This is great! I was just planning out a little windowsill shallow garden for hens-and-chicks and sedums in general. Love your idea!

Robin said...

What a beautiful little garden under glass! Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs,
Robin

Teri said...

I used to have one of these that lasted for years. Then one day I noticed that it had a few bugs and I dumped the whole thing. I even used to sell them to people that I worked with. It was fun picking out all the tiny things to put inside. Did you even find the succulents on your walks or did you purchase them? I collect that grey-colored moss along my walks and have a dish full of it outside. I love it when it dries out in summer but it also looks so great the rest of the year too and especially wonderful when it is in big clumps on a branch that has fallen. Nice Kim!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hey Kimmie! Love your dishgarden and the unique way you framed your pretty watercolors in the previous post. Happy Valentine's Day! Tammy

ELK said...

amazing garden ! I really like the colors and texture