Confession: I went to this a-mazing terrarium-crafting workshop two years ago. I spent money on a magnificent vile, and they charged me for all the supplies used (very reasonable and great for first-time terrarium creators), and I went home with a beautiful self-created piece of life I was ready to love and nurture. AND IT DIED. A cactus died. A plant that requires little water and excessive sunlight died. It basically takes care of itself, and I neglected it so much that it died. I felt like such a failure.
Well, two years later, my thumb is turning a pale shade of green. It all started when my sweet, amazing friend mentioned this on her trip home to visit her mother. My friend came back with four potted beauties ready for love and care. They survived! After a few months, I had the confidence to buy a few succulent babies of my own.
With the chill of Chicago fall and winter has been a challenge, I am ecstatic to report that I've only suffered one casualty. AND I hope to bring some bigger pots in the future. Just getting greener by the day!