I remember when terrariums were big way back in the 80's. Being a small child way back then, I was fascinated by them. Mini plants and little stones, they were like a mini world that I wanted to shrink down to fit in. I desperately wanted some of those mini plants too to make my own mini world. Fast forward a couple of decades (and a resurgence in terrarium popularity) and miss E and I had a go at making our own, on a small scale.
We used shells for drainage and moss we gathered from a "mossy" spot on our walk to school (lots of fun!). We quickly filled up our old preserving jars, popping in a thrifted "friend" in each of them, and planting a small mondo grass plant too.
I wish we had bigger jars to make our mini worlds in, if I was living in Christchurch I'd be buying this trademe listing in a flash! Maybe a glass terrarium should be top of my thrifting list to find?