Outside the Pot


Large Moss Terrarium

This closed-top terrarium houses Selaginella which is a type of clubmoss and has been growing happily in this container for several years now.

Aspleniaceae Bound

Asplenium nidus is an epiphytic species of fern in the family Aspleniaceae, native to tropical southeastern Asia, eastern Australia, Hawaii, Polynesia, Christmas Island, India, and eastern Africa.

King of Gasteria

Named for its stomach-shaped flowers, Gasteria are succulents native to South Africa. This one made a perfect “crown” for a skull planter.

Judy’s Dancing Bones

“Dancing Bones Cactus” is a type of rhipsalis – an epiphytic succulent found in the tropical rainforests of Central and South America. I potted these specimens as a gift for a good friend of mine.

Lithops: 2 Ways

I’m mad about Lithops! Also called “living stones”, these small succulents hail from South Africa and are relatives of the ice plant.

If Marilyn Monroe was a Terrarium

Repurposing a toy gumball machine with white pebbles, fake “pearls”, and a miniature crassula.

Planted “Skull” Vans

Don’t toss your worn-out shoes into the trash! After planting this van shoe with easy-to-care-for sedum, I added a hanger to the heel so it could be hung on a wall if desired.


Succulents and glass bowls? Hell, yeah. Just remember to water sparingly – and not often. Even an open-top terrarium will provide some humidity.

Blonde Muse

Very special gift of hand-painted pumps planted with succulents.

Jill’s Underwater Fantasy

Exterior: waterproof glue (Beacon 527), horticultural sand, glass stones (some broken into smaller pieces) Interior: gravel, aquarium-grade charcoal, soil (cactus mix), horticultural sand, succulents, small shells & starfish, plastic fish (mounted on wire)