Designing Vertical Gardens with Sticky Soil in Glass Terrariums, The world of gardening has taken an exciting turn with the introduction of Sticky Soil, a revolutionary product that transforms the way we perceive and interact with indoor planting. Nowhere is this innovation more breathtakingly apparent than in the realm of vertical gardens within glass terrariums.
Breaking traditional boundaries, Sticky Soil empowers you to create awe-inspiring vertical gardens in glass terrariums. This blog post will take you through the exhilarating journey of leveraging Sticky Soil to design breathtaking vertical gardens that will change your perspective on indoor gardening.
Understanding Sticky Soil
Before we embark on this creative journey, it is essential to understand what Sticky Soil is and how it revolutionizes indoor planting. Sticky Soil is a self-adhering black clay-like mud that provides unprecedented flexibility for your indoor planting projects. Its unique properties enable it to stick to any surface and solidify after drying, making it the perfect substrate for vertical gardens in glass terrariums.
The Vertical Garden Advantage
Vertical gardens offer a host of benefits, both aesthetic and practical. They are stunning to behold and are excellent space savers, particularly valuable for those of us with limited space for gardening. When installed in glass terrariums, these gardens become living pieces of art, bringing a touch of nature's tranquility into our living spaces.
How to Create a Vertical Garden with Sticky Soil in a Glass Terrarium
The process of designing a vertical garden with Sticky Soil in a glass terrarium involves a few simple steps. This guide will walk you through these steps, ensuring you have all the information you need to get started on this exciting project.
STEP BY STEP
Step 1: Choose Your Terrarium
The first step is to choose a suitable glass terrarium. Keep in mind the size and shape of the terrarium will determine the size of your vertical garden and the types of plants you can accommodate.
Step 2: Apply Sticky Soil
The real magic begins with the application of Sticky Soil. Apply it directly to the terrarium's interior glass surface. Remember, the soil should be applied above the water level in the terrarium. You can mold it into any form, allowing for creative freedom in designing your vertical garden landscape.
Step 3: Design Your Landscape
Next, shape your Sticky Soil into your desired landscape design. Whether you want to create rolling hills, dramatic cliffs, or subtle mounds, your options are endless.
Step 4: Incorporate Hardscape Elements
A fantastic way to elevate your design is by incorporating hardscape elements such as nano rocks, woods, and roots. These elements not only provide structural support to your design but also contribute to creating a more realistic and immersive scape. Position these elements strategically within your Sticky Soil landscape to mimic the intricacies of natural terrain.
Step 5: Plant Selection
Choose the right plants for your vertical garden. Consider factors such as the plant's light requirements, growth habits, and compatibility with the terrarium environment. Keep in mind that plants from the WIO Flora line come pre-grown on Sticky Soil or AquaGrow, allowing you to plant them anywhere right away.
Step 6: Planting
Once you have your plants ready, it's time to place them in the Sticky Soil. Use pinsetters or small tools for precision, ensuring that the plants' roots are firmly in the soil and that the plants are stable.
Step 7: Adding Moss
Following the planting process, the next step involves covering the Sticky Soil with moss. This serves a dual purpose - firstly, it helps to retain the soil's moisture, thereby creating an environment conducive to plant growth. Secondly, the moss seamlessly integrates the different components of your landscape, resulting in a homogeneous and aesthetically pleasing scape. While applying moss, be sure to leave your strategically placed decor elements, such as stones, vines, and roots, uncovered. This approach will result in a natural-looking vertical garden that embraces the wabi-sabi philosophy of beauty in imperfection. Don’t forget to check our WIO FLORA Moss on sticky soil.
Step 8: Watering and Maintenance
Ensure that the Sticky Soil remains consistently wet to support plant health. Regularly monitor the moisture levels and adjust your watering frequency to maintain the substrate's dampness.
And there you have it! Your very own vertical garden in a glass terrarium, beautifully designed with Sticky Soil, and embodying a sense of natural realism and the charm of wabi-sabi aesthetics.