The Fairy Catcher...

The Heart of Texas, TX(Zone 8b)

This is one of my favorite terrariums. It has some of my favorite things, my Begonia Rajah, a Fairy and it's a terrarium I keep on my African Violet stand.
I hope the pic is ok, terrariums are so hard for me to capture with the camera.


Enjoy!
MsC

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(Zone 1)

Very nice MsC! Cute fairy and I love that begonia!

The Heart of Texas, TX(Zone 8b)

Thanks Lin,
It's prettier than my pic, but I'm not a good photographer..lol
I'm going to try to take a few more pics...I've created several new terrariums lately.

MsC

(Zone 1)

LOL, I am not a good picture taker either! I have to take 50 or more pic's and lucky if one of them comes out half way decent! I swear it's the camera and not my eyes. And, not my shaky hands holding it either! ^_^

Oh, yes .. please post some more pic's! We need to get this terrarium forum back up and busy again! I haven't made a new terrarium in a long time, might just have to put one together tomorrow!

The Heart of Texas, TX(Zone 8b)

Thanks Lin,
I think I'm gonna have to get another shelf... I have so many plants and terrariums I need more room..lol of course I guess I could just go to Plantaholics Anonymous, but that's NO FUN.:)

(Zone 1)

Hee Hee ... Plantaholics Anonymous! Love it. I know none of us could stay away from plants for long though ... We would be back in rehab within 24 hours! But, plants and gardening is a good thing to be addicted to.

Northeast, NE(Zone 5a)

ooo How neat MsC..after hearing you talk about this over on the av forum I had to come check it out..I Love that! I have seen some really neat terrarium ideas posted from Both Lin and Gail along with many others..lol..I have alot of plants growing in mini terrariums..just single plants tho..lol..I do have an aquarium I purchased with a lighted hood this past year but I still have it in the box..I need to get busy..lol and get it planted : )

The Heart of Texas, TX(Zone 8b)

cedarnest you should try it. It's so much fun and I think the plants love them. It takes a lot less work too! Of course I like the creative & decorative parts.
If we can help let us know...

MsC

Northeast, NE(Zone 5a)

I am definitely going to try it MsC..I just love the cute things you can add to the Terrariums..time to unbox my aquarium..lol..

The Heart of Texas, TX(Zone 8b)

cedarnest,
Go a head give it a try.. I laugh at myself cause I rearrange them alot..it's kinda like playing doll house when we were kids...except it's more fun with plants..lol


Saint Louis, MO

I am so glad you renewed this forum. I started 3 single plant terrarium ( one begonia vietnam, and two venus trap). How you do prevent dirt from falling onto the plant when you put in the soil inside the container? My venus trap snapped its traps when the soil fell on it. I prefer to see the traps open.

South, TX

Critter, that is so pretty!

The Heart of Texas, TX(Zone 8b)

Thanks Sally! I saw a couple of your underwater arrangements I just loved!
Please post them here too....

MsC

South, TX

Here is one of them. The flowers sure last underwater. Two weeks for this one!

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The Heart of Texas, TX(Zone 8b)

That's lovely...have you tried doing one for the AV shows??? I've seen some picks in the AVSA magazine that are amazing.

South, TX

I had an underwater entry in my first show this spring. I don't think I got anything for that, the leaves touched the sides, ha. I am new to shows for sure. I won for my terrarium, that was a surprise. I was just learning.

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South, TX

Sorry, that is the wrong picture, ha. No violet there....

South, TX

I think this is it.

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South, TX

I can't wait for next year. I will have lots of violets to choose from and blooms too. This year I was VERY limited, not many plants and THEY did not have many blooms! I just wanted to participate and learn.

The Heart of Texas, TX(Zone 8b)

Those are both beautiful! Love the colors.

I don't have a club close enough to join, but if I did I'd sure join one.Not so much to show, I admire that aspect of it and go to most of the shows in the area but I just like to grow AV's & gessies.
I have grown some really large AV's that probable were good enough to enter but definely not blue ribbon winners. I keep a plant of Tiger just to grow one huge plant, the rest I try to keep less than 10 inches. I started collection the Semi's cause I can fit more on the shelves, they also fit in my terrariums and do very well there. Kinda double function.

Plano, TX

sally i was looking at your underwater arrangements--that is something new to me--please tell me a little about it

South, TX

Plano, another Texan!

I love water and glass.. Underwater arrangements can be VERY complicated or SUPER EASY! All are lovely.

I am in the African Violet club and we have several areas we can enter arrangments. You can even make a mobile with violets. This is for the annual show.

One area is underwater, all with violets and a little of other plants, rocks, etc.

Using a frog is good, but I also use the sticky flower stuff that sticks a tiny stem in the frog and keeps it there. Tiny rocks hid the frog. There are rules in the show. No plants can touch the sides.

I love to sink whatever kind of flower into the frog and cover with water. Distilled water keeps the color well.

Here is a pretty way to have a flower under water also. Flower aquariums.

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South, TX

One more, I have a bunch of pictures, ha.

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Plano, TX

beautiful!
i remember having a rose in water that was a gift --it seemed like the rose was dipped in wax--does that sound familiar?

South, TX

No wax in these. BUT, I have done that! WOW, years ago... I had forgottten all about that. Looks like china when you dip them.

Plano, TX

yes--did look like china!

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