Building Terries at The Mansion

Floyd and I had a great time yesterday with Jakatae, RJ, and Rob, who came to my studio to build terrariums. We spent some time looking at the plants I collect and grow as we discussed design considerations such as lighting, which affects the plants you can select, proportion of elements, and ease of care. Then, on to the fun stuff: getting hands in the dirt!  Take a look at their cool creations:


Rob had fun with his Day of the Dead skull, combining it with peacock fern selaginella and a tillandsia filifolia. The combination of colors and textures came together nicely, I think.

Rob brought a Totoro figurine his niece gave him, a sea turtle, and an alabaster horse. At first, we weren’t sure how to bring these talismans together, but I think it turned out pretty cool. He chose to use a variety of mosses, and a slip of a lemon button fern which will grown to fill the space and eventually will need some trimming



Jakatae selected a pink veined fittonia and a delicate begonia capanensis which will have lovely yellow flowers when it gets established to accent the fertility maiden she brought with her.

I’ll be at Urban Earth on Saturday February 3,  2018, at 1 pm to build a cool terrarium and tell you about the art and science behind making a terry to enjoy for many years.  I’m bringing plants and kits for sale, plus will have a lovely assortment of terries on display for sale the month of February at Urban Earth, just in time for Valentines!

Give me a call at 901-828-3685 or send a message below with any questions.



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