It was Spring Cloche Party Time at
Marty's A Stroll Thru Life blog but
my only good cloche was busy being a
terrarium at party time. What was I to do?
(If you would like to see tips on making terrariums, you can click here to see a blog post I did in January).
Instead of taking apart the plants in the cloche terrarium,
I decided to let the plants come to the Cloche Party too.
Spring butterflies could fill the empty space still
left at the top of the cloche.
Some twigs from the yard were added to the soil
as perches for the butterflies.
Yes, there are real (dead) butterflies I could have
ordered off the internet and done the several
day re-moisturing process to spread their wings.
In the end, a trip to the craft store was easier and
cheaper and won out...not as pretty but "good enough".
Both packs of butterflies were opened.
The pack with the yellow background was only
butterflies. The pack with the pink/purple
background had items other than butterflies too.
The most natural looking butterflies of the two packs
were added to the twigs from the yard.
To highlight the new additions to the cloche,
it was moved away from the terrarium group and
placed in the living room with a new frog friend.
I tried to bend their little paper wings for them to
look more life-like but they were having none of that.
As I was putting the final touches on this cloche,
I saw two butterflies outside the window spinning
around each other in mid-flight...Spring is here.