Moss terrariums are fun and easy to create and maintain. Decorate your moss terrariums with precious stones and twigs you find. Above are do-it-yourself moss terrariums created with vintage listerine bottles found on Bottle Beach, Brooklyn and moss from Upstate New York. Bottle Beach is a great place to find old bottles. If you are not afraid to dig through Brooklyn’s vintage garbage:
“Keep the moisture in. The moss will use the CO2 provided by the decomposing and dead plants in the soil. Sometimes, there’s algae and seeds from other plants in the mini-ecosystem, which will overgrow the moss over time [...] Seal the jar off completely making sure, that there’s enough moisture in it. Try to supply the jars with enough light without exposing them to direct sunlight”
- from experienced moss terrarium owner, Henry K Miller
You can always use old wine bottles and jars, or buy ready-made moss terrariums. Below: Moss terrariums at Cog and Pearl.
Posted by DESIGN SQUISH
December 09, 2010
on 12/09 at 09:17 PM
loving those blue sea bottles,,& the moss/glass environments reminds me of the storefront studio next to Guerra paint NY- is that artist still there?
on 12/09 at 11:37 PM
I am not sure exactly what artist you are talking about.
on 12/11 at 03:01 AM
the storefront is/was located next to Guerra Paint 510 E.13th st.NY. in the window, the person put these elaborate environs. in bottles-plants,mosses,figures, etc.
very memorable, but never a name out front.
on 12/13 at 06:46 AM
This is very nice...Thanks for the info.
on 03/15 at 09:16 AM
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!! Bout to try one myself I thinks.
on 03/15 at 11:32 PM
You should try this. Works perfect. Plant the moss, seal the bottle with a lid and it will live there forever. Mine is doing great.
on 03/17 at 06:32 AM
I never actually considered sealing it up forever but when I come to think about I have had two plants in bell domes (glass domes which sit over cakes etc)for about 2 months now and I only ever watered them when I first put them in.... so it makes sense. Now to just find the perfect glass jar!
on 03/20 at 11:38 PM
Yes! I am so happy that I discovered this technique!