A Peruvian terrarium, sort of
We got some really cool presents for our wedding. (I know! As if getting married was a gift enough, we got toys!!!) This is one of the more fun surprises we got. That's right--this bad boy was not on the registry, but it so perfectly sums up the things we love, it's hard to express it. It has an outlet for creativity, it can be as personal as you want, and it holds plants! Swoon!
The gift givers made a joke in their card about us smuggling plants back from Peru, which we didn't do. BUT I was able to pick up some plants that are similar to the ones that line the Inca Trail.
Apparently I didn't take pictures of the air plants that are everywhere in the Andes, but I did get this crazy tree. Beautiful, huh? I tried to find as many flowering plants like this tree as I could. I came up with some beauties, like the one in the picture on the left.
Air plants are funny little creatures. They don't need much--watering every couple of days, and plenty of sun. That's about it. So all I did was add some charcoal made from driftwood (really pretty stuff), and placed the plants on top.
I am proud to present my newest green addition:
There are two flowering plants, and two with no buds. I love how things are sparse, but beautiful. There's nothing to complicate things or distract the eye. Plus the old-world grace of the terrarium is a fun juxtaposition against the sharp lines of the air plants.
Kinda fun how it fogs up in the sun, huh?