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Forests in a jar

Forests in a jar

Do you like live plants, but don’t have time to care for them? Or maybe you are looking for an original gift idea? There is only one answer to these questions! –   FOREST IN THE WOOD . Recently, there is more and more talk about mini gardens enclosed in glass. Not without reason, because by looking inside them, we move to the world of nature that is close to us. The layered soil with the addition of moss and stones reflects the forest floor. However, properly selected plants coherently create a magical whole. Each forest garden is covered with a glass cover or cork. As a result, the water inside begins to evaporate and condense. During this process, a microclimate is created inside the jar . As a result, the mysterious copse is teeming with life and the vegetation becomes self-sufficient.

The scope of the care is limited to controlling the moisture of the composition. Light dew should collect on the glass walls. If there is no dew, the forest should be sprinkled with water. However, when there is a lot of steam, remove the cover and leave it for several hours to air out. Observation of moss can be our determinant of moisture. If there is no steam, but the moss is dark green, the humidity is still at the right level. However, if the moss is starting to lose color, it may be a sign that it is getting dry.
It happens that various diseases can occur – after all, they are living organisms and we have no influence on it. New plants or mushrooms can grow out of the moss. Small creatures may also appear. If all these extra additives do not affect the plants in the forest, they can be left as an added value☺️However, when something disturbing begins to happen, the additives should be removed and a specialist conditioner can be used.

The best location for our unique arrangement are shady places. It fits perfectly as a table or chest of drawers decoration . It also works well in bathrooms, livening up a space. Exposure to the sun or a warm place will create a tropical forest. Unfortunately, the tropical forest has different vegetation, so this version will not work 🙂for us. The most common plants we use are phytonia, sleeplessness, ivy, ficus and ficus ginseng bonsai.

By following the above recommendations, the forest composition will give a fabulous effect to home rooms for a very long time.

Fun fact: the oldest forest in a jar is over 40 years old! David Latimer was the first to successfully enclose plants in glass. The experiment initiated a new method of growing plants.

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