Did you ever buy something for your garden and then never quite got around to putting it where you intended? Or maybe you bought a new container and then never planted anything in it because you couldn’t find the right plants? Or worse, you bought a new plant and NEVER planted it? Be honest, now, I know I can’t be the only gardener who has done this, who has procrastinated after buying something they really wanted for their garden. Here’s my story:
I bought a big terrarium because I thought it would look nice in my great room. But I’ve never planted anything in it. For a few months, I put a potted poinsettia in it, just so it would have something in it. But other than that, it has remained empty.
After I bought the terrarium, I decided that to get the plants I wanted to put in it, I would have to order them and have them shipped to me. But it was already fall, and since the plants would not be cold hardy, I decided I should wait until spring to actually place the order.
Then spring came and the outside gardens called for my attention, so I didn’t end up buying any plants to put in the terrarium that first year.
Or the second year.
Or the third year.
Yes, I know what people are thinking… it is high time I planted something in that terrarium!
I’m to the point now that I need to re-do my research on what to even plant in the terrarium. I’ll do some online searches and all, but thought in addition to confessing online about my procrastination, I would post my terrarium questions, as maybe among those who read this blog, there is a terrarium expert or two. So garden bloggers, and others…
Do you have experience with terrariums? Any tips to pass along?
What is your favorite source for mail ordering houseplants or plants suitable for a terrarium?
Should I plant directly in the tray or keep the plants in separate pots and put moss around them to make them look planted?
The terrarium is 18 inches by 18 inches and the tray will allow for about 3 inches of soil. The whole thing is 2 feet high, a little higher at the peak, and I’ve placed it by a north window. I've added a picture of it below. You can see that it is empty, empty, empty.
So, that's my story, my confession of something I've not gotten done that should be done.
What’s your story of procrastination in the garden? Can we garden bloggers help and encourage you to just get on with whatever you haven’t done yet in the garden that you need to do? Post on your own blog and let us help! (Because after all, spending time helping others and writing about what you aren't getting done is a good way to keep procrastination alive and well in your own garden!)