It’s that awkward in-between time. One day it feels warm, like spring and the next day it is freezing, like today. This is a good time to huddle by the fire, study the weather channel and contemplate the biosphere.
Or make your own. Inside.
The mini-eden shown above is super chic, easy and cheap. Plus, there is no messy soil required. It can be assembled in let’s see… about 30 seconds, once you gather the materials.
- one air plant* from a florist or indoor plant store
- two recycled glass orbs from lamp fixtures. The big one has two openings; the small one (inside) is more like a glass bowl… and for that matter, a recycled bowl or soap dish would also work nicely, as long as the big orb fits over it. We picked up these glass orbs at a recycled building supply shop for about $2 each.
- a handful of cool pebbles
To assemble, simply put the pebbles in the small container. Arrange the air plant on top. Carefully place the large orb over the plant. And that’s it.
A mini-modern eden.
* Air plants (tillandsias) don’t need soil or a lot of care, but you do need to water them several times a week. Although you can mist your plant, it prefers a full soaking, getting all of the leaves wet. So remove the cover of your biosphere, lift your air plant and saturate it with clean room temperature water every three days or so. Then return it to the display.