Creating a garden in a bottle: a workshop on the arrangement of florarium

At one time, bonsai art was in fashion - the cultivation of miniature dwarf trees, which in appearance are practically no different from real ones. Today, one of the fashionable areas of landscape design is the creation of a mini greenhouse. If you like to mess with plants, a garden in a bottle will certainly interest you. It is very interesting to work on its creation, and the result will delight you with its unusualness and grace.

So how to make a garden in a bottle? Think it's hard? Actually not, and then, after the creation of the garden, care for it will be minimal.

What do we need to create a mini-garden?

Creating a garden in a bottle is not too time-consuming, but very exciting. First of all, you need to choose a suitable container, it can be a bottle of interesting shape, although it is not necessary to use a bottle. The choice can be stopped at a round aquarium, a wide glass or a chemical flask. A miniature glass carafe will do.

Examples of vessels that can be used to create a garden can be a glass or a bottle of any shape, but a narrow neck reduces the ability to beautifully design a terrarium

Such a bottle for creating a mini-garden is very convenient - it is quite large, which allows plants to grow beautifully, and a wide neck makes it possible to plant plants with comfort, create a soil layer and decorate the interior of the garden

Necessary components for the design of the mini-garden: soil, charcoal, plants, drainage mixture (fine gravel, sand, pebbles, expanded clay), a small scoop, can be for children, a small spray bottle, a pair of long sticks, a knife for trimming plants, an empty reel. As a decor, you can use shells, pebbles, small twigs and driftwood, glass decorative pebbles, artificial insects. The vessel will periodically need to be cleaned of dust and traces of moisture - for this it is convenient to use a sponge tied to a stick or needle.

Difficulties in the design can cause a vessel with a narrow or long neck - in this case it will be necessary to lengthen the tools - they can be wound around sticks, brushes or knitting needles.

The necessary tools that will be needed to create a garden in a bottle are a sponge, a coil, a spoon, a scalpel. In this case, they are attached to the brushes for drawing. You can use knitting needles, thin sticks

We prepare the soil mixture for the florarium

If you use a hydrogel, there is no need to use coal and drainage. Such a garden does not need watering. The composition of the soil for the garden: land for flowers, peat, humus, river sand, crushed stone or brick chips, a mixture of turf and clay.

We proceed to the process of creating our florarium. Following this step-by-step master class on creating a garden in a bottle, you can create a wonderful mini-greenhouse without any difficulties, which can be placed both at home and in the summer in a cozy corner of the garden or yard - in the gazebo, on the veranda.

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Work procedure:

  1. Pour drainage to the bottom of the tank (2-3 cm), sprinkle charcoal (1 cm) on top. In case of excessive moisture, coal will eliminate the unpleasant odor.
  2. Pour moist soil onto coal (2-3 cm).
  3. Use an empty spool of thread to level the soil layer.
  4. We make indentations in the soil (preferably with a spoon attached to a spoke or a knife).
  5. Plants should be prepared for transplantation - carefully dug with a lump of earth around the roots. We cut off too long roots - plants should develop slowly.
  6. If you intend to use one plant - plant it in the center, if several, then one in the center, and the rest at the walls. The hand will not fit into a narrow neck - here we use sticks.
  7. From the spray gun we spray the soil and the plant with water.
  8. We start decorating the garden in a bottle - we place pebbles, shells, driftwood in the vessel.

At this stage, our garden is ready, now with a sponge we clean the walls of traces of soil and water and close the vessel.

We select the necessary moisture balance

We leave our garden closed for two days, and monitor the appearance of condensation on the walls of the vessel. Usually the walls fog up a bit - this is normal. If the condensate does not disappear, it means that humidification is excessive. We open the container and leave it open for a day, during which time the moisture will evaporate. We close the vessel and again monitor the level of humidity - in case condensation has not formed - the humidity level is too low - we spray the garden with warm water. Once you find the optimal balance, you can easily control the humidity level.

Plants in a mini-greenhouse grow slowly, but still sometimes they need to be trimmed to monitor their growth and condition.

A beautiful garden in a large flask - both the whimsical Saintpaulia and the moisture-loving fern feel good here. The plants have enough room for growth, they can be nicely arranged

Since the mini-garden is a greenhouse, a tropical humid microclimate is formed inside the vessel, so there is practically no need to water the plants. The moisture level of the soil and air regulates the plant. Spraying or watering is only necessary if condensation has ceased to stand out.

Plants suitable for growing in a bottle

For a tropical climate, respectively, plants are selected mainly from the tropics: dracaena sander, three-lane sansevier, white-veined arrowroot, common ivy, hator's easter cactus, white-flowered tradescantia, fittonia, cereal calamus, royal begonia, cryptanthus, round-leaved peleus, and round-leaf pelvis.

Phytonium is one of the most suitable plants for creating a garden in a bottle. Its leaves have multi-colored veins, which looks very impressive against the background of the decor and glass of the vessel, it is unpretentious, the leaves have an elegant shape

Even senpolias are suitable for a mini-garden, but they need to be placed in a larger container, for example, in an aquarium, and not covered. In this case, a tall vessel with water in which algae grows adds decorativeness.

Croton is great for outdoor florarium. To avoid problems with care, you can plant different varieties: rastenija / kroton-kodieum-uxod-za-priveredlivym-krasavcem-v-domashnix-usloviyax.html


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