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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

February 26, 2014
1:26 PM

Post #9777358

I got a couple of these cute orbs in different sizes. Put this one together today with gasteria, Kiwi and sedum?

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

March 3, 2014
12:33 PM

Post #9780981

Made this one today for our daughter who lives at the beach and is getting a Bernese Mt. dog puppy tomorrow.

You can see more of my minis here:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151186805184021.450735.365677824020&type=3

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joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 28, 2014
7:30 AM

Post #9799674

Those are way too cute!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

March 28, 2014
6:29 PM

Post #9800072

Thanks, more on the way

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 29, 2014
6:45 AM

Post #9800323

Fun!!
LupineNight
Bethany, OK

July 20, 2014
10:04 PM

Post #9898974

I see that this is an old thread (sorry) but I just found it since I would consider this stuff to be under "Terrariums". I didn't realize until I looked just how tiny "Tiny" meant! Haighr- I really like your orbs! Especially the one with the puppy, it is great for dog lovers. Generally I don't care for "fake" decor items, but it is fun and I am a sucker for dogs! Here are a couple of my orbs. I LOVE them and want to get a dozen or so more to hang in my sunroom! Speaking of mine, how do you keep yours from getting spotty? I was misting my air plant that was in one, but it gets the glass all spotty. I took it out because of that and have decided to stop misting the moss in the others because of it. Unfortunately, I took the pics before wiping them clean. But here they are anyway. One has jewel orchid (Anoectochilus reinwardtii) and some moss, the other was when I had the Tillandsia in one. I also have a Sempervivum arachnoideum in one but cant' find the pic.


p.s.
To the OP- I realized after posting that I am essentially highjacking, I really only meant for a dialogue about orbs, sorry to hijack! On the bright side, my orbs do make yours look all the more fantastic! /:)

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 21, 2014
5:03 AM

Post #9899040

Morning, no worry about "hijacking" lol that is what the thread is for. Nice job with your orbs, never worked with the air plants but looks neat.
I don't mist mine, I use a spoon and just put a bit of water around the plants that way. Succulents don't really like misting.
I have made and sold several. Some beachy scenes which are really nice.

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Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 21, 2014
10:01 AM

Post #9899304

Haighr,, here is a link for un drilled gemstones you can use in your creations. Very good prices and low shipping too!!

They will make your creations look stunning. Hope you do not mind me posting this. ;)

http://www.firemountaingems.com/search/gemstone?keywords=undrilled&itemsperpage=100&sortby=pricelowtohigh&i=3


Also where do you get your orbs?? They are lovely!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 22, 2014
5:08 AM

Post #9899988

Thanks for the link, I often use FireMountain for my stuff didn't realize they had them undrilled!

Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 22, 2014
5:51 AM

Post #9900011

Oh,, good,, I did not want to over step. Can you tell me where you get your orbs?
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 25, 2014
5:00 AM

Post #9902509

I got them online thru Amazon. No garden shop around sells them empty near here.
LupineNight
Bethany, OK

July 26, 2014
6:18 PM

Post #9903764

FWIW, you (both) may want to look at these guys:
http://www.blackjungleterrariumsupply.com/Decorative-Terrariums_c_144.html
they have a wide variety of them, decent prices and they have some very neat plants.

Mud_Elf

Mud_Elf
Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 26, 2014
8:21 PM

Post #9903839

Thanks!! I just ordered way to many...lol
GingerGaia
West Monroe, LA
(Zone 8a)

March 28, 2015
8:02 PM

Post #10044448

so tiny! so cute. Wonderful little works of art.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

March 29, 2015
6:15 AM

Post #10044552

Thank you very much.
ephemeralcas
Rohnert Park, CA

June 10, 2015
5:10 PM

Post #10091725

What exactly do you put in the orbs? Like could you possibly give me a list of ingredients? My aunt gave me one of these that had a beginner kit in it, but I moved and the ingredients got old before I could put them in the orb but I still tried but everything died.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 12, 2015
5:08 AM

Post #10092640

The solid depends on your plant choice. I have had the best luck using succulent plants In a mixture of potting mix and perlite. Have fun. I usually just use 1-3 small succulents then stone, sand or driftwood accents. Oth any small item of preference. I made one with a beach scene and used a tiny treasure chest of jewels. Have fun.

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