Desperate for some green (again) in the middle of a Wisconsin winter, I started looking through some photos of terrariums. I came across these beauties planted in some mercury glass compotes. This gave me an idea. I remember planting some "cat grass" in a container in my classroom a few years ago. The kids loved it and so did I, because we could actually "cut the grass" in the middle of January, and get a big whiff of that fresh cut grass scent! It was such a pick-me-up in the middle of a dark and cold winter.
So, I hunted around the house for something that could hold my little winter lawn. Looking at this child's antique wagon I knew I had found the perfect container. Not only would it look great filled with a bed of grass, but I love the wagon and distinctly remember my dad bringing it home to my mom one night, many years ago. At that time, it had been filled with eight little clay pots filled with flowers. So, the wagon holds some really special memories.
To protect the wooden bottom of the wagon, I lined it with Glad Press'n Seal.
Then filled it up with potting soil and a thick layer of
"Kitty Grass" seeds from the pet store.
After lightly misting it for about 8 days . . .
Voila! I have a wagon-full of spring in the middle of winter. Which led to this -
Just cut the grass. It had grown to the top of the dome!
This project makes me think about these . . . Edwardian Cases
I think I could make one of these. It would have to be a summer project.
Our youngest son left an old terrarium stand in the basement years ago . . . and a few panes of glass . . . and my soldering iron . . .
This post is linked up with Fireflies and Jellybeans, The Shabby Nest's Frugal Friday,
My Romantic Home's Show and Tell Friday, and