I was inspired by an article in
Better Homes and Garden's January 2012 issue to try
to bring the outdoors inside during one of our colder months.
In the article, Tovah Martin
(who has recently written a book on terrariums)
teaches how to make your own terrariums.
She says that they are "the smallest and simplest
gardens you will ever tend".
This is a close-up photo from the magazine of the shot I tried to copy cat...
...and here is my attempt...
...and from another angle. So much light from the window made the front side of the arrangement
pretty dark in the photos. There is probably an adjustment for that but I haven't gotten that far yet
in learning how to use my new camera. I did try the flash but those photos were yucky.
The magazine photo used some "air plants" in the shot. I compensated for that
in my copy by adding some small plants in tiny pots.
The orchid is a Chaculatum Golden Pacific. The purple flower in
the dark blue pot is a Primrose in Primula Blue.
The ceramic bird (which was also in the magazine photo)
reminds us that Spring is in the not too distant future.
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