How to Incorporate More Genuine Nature into your Bedroom

by on Monday, January 11th, 2010
Picture from Everythingisright.com

Picture from Everythingsright.com

I love nature, even though I’m not particular a big fan of dirt. It’s a weird sort of conflict within myself. For instance , I’d love to kneel down and play in a garden – but as soon as I get a chance I’ll run to wash my hands and get the dirt out from under my nails. But I really did grow up alongside nature: spending weeks at nature camps where we slept in cabins or on a giant hillside under the stars (which was a great idea in theory, but it made us wake up cold and covered with dew), enjoying reading and watching stories about flower fairies and gnomes, and spending all of my time in the backyard with the trees, marigold flowers, and ginkgo trees.

For all of my nature love, I don’t spend enough time outside these days. And now with Winter…well, who wants to stand in the snow? I’d fix the problem simply by buying a plant…sure, that sounds easy…but I’m not good at keeping them, er…alive. Now, I can keep Shopcat alive just fine! But plants…they confuse the razzle-dazzle out of me! Sometimes I think they’re thirsty so I water them and then they leaves turn yellow from being over-watered (who knew there was such a thing?!), other times I don’t give them enough sun. Ugh. The entire process makes me want to give up on plants entirely. At one point I was determined that I would buy a faux-topiary and put it in my room just for some greenery!

But now I have a NEW fixation. And I think this is a really good one. Are you ready? TERRARIUMS! Easy to make, and even easier to maintain (spray with water once a week, keep out of direct sunlight)  – I am pretty flippin’ sure I can handle that!

 SIMPLY MOSS, Moss Terrarium inside of a Vintage Princess House Apothecary Jar

SIMPLY MOSS, Moss Terrarium inside of a Vintage Princess House Apothecary Jar

Simply Moss Terrarium by warmcountrymeadow on Etsy – $25.00

The Green Chef Moss Terrarium-Free Stocking Stuffer

The Green Chef Moss Terrarium-Free Stocking Stuffer

This terrarium is by greenbriar on Etsy – $56.00

If you really don't want the real thing: "Terrariums" - printed on Epson Velvet Fine Art Matte paper using archival pigment ink.

If you really don't want the real thing: "Terrariums" - printed on Epson Velvet Fine Art Matte paper using archival pigment ink.

Terrariums print by hillarybird on Etsy – $15.00

Mama and Baby Hedgehogs

Mama and Baby Hedgehogs

Mama and Baby Hedgehogs go into a terrarium for decoration by doodlebirdie on Etsy – $14.00

Gerson Princess Glass Apothecary Jars, Set of 2

Gerson Princess Glass Apothecary Jars, Set of 2

Two glass apothecary jars to use in making your own terrarium bv The Gerson Company @ Amazon – $49.99

Learn how to make your own terrarium at Storm the Castle or Design*Sponge. If you have a bit of time, a terrarium can cost you almost no money to buy. You can use any kind of jar, even a jam jar. Moss is outside! And rocks, soil? Also outside.

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