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Farm Scene Terrarium

Farm Scene Terrarium
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In “New England Under Glass,” Tovah Martin took everything we love about the New England landscape and captured it in a series of lovely terrariums.

This farm scene terrarium calls to mind the rolling hills of Vermont’s countryside.

Farm Scene Terrarium
Photo/Art by Kindra Clineff
Farm Scene Terrarium

Materials to Make a Farm Scene Terrarium

  • Large open glass container
  • 3/8-inch pebbles (for base drainage)
  • Horticultural charcoal
  • Potting soil
  • Live Hypnum curvifolium (sheet moss)
  • Sagina subulata (Irish moss)
  • Polytrichum commune (hair moss)
  • Barn and outbuilding (see “Vermont in Miniature,”)
  • Sheep figurines (scaled in proportion to the barn)
  • Miniature fencing
Farm Scene Terrarium
Photo/Art by Kindra Clineff
Farm Scene Terrarium

Instructions to Make a Farm Scene Terrarium

  1. Wearing gloves, lay 1 to 1-1/2 inches of pebbles into the base of the glass container.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of horticultural charcoal to the bottom layer and mix it with the pebbles.
  3. Add a shallow layer of potting soil, mounding it up at the back to create a rolling landscape; firm lightly.
  4. Lay or stripe the hillsides with moss, using different varieties to designate different pastures.
  5. Firm the moss and water lightly.
  6. Add the barn atop the hill and the outbuilding in the valley.
  7. Place your sheep as desired.
  8. Add a fence.
Updated Thursday, February 6th, 2014

2 Responses to Farm Scene Terrarium

  1. Mary Plank February 16, 2016 at 12:30 pm #

    Can’t find the link to purchase miniature barn for Vermont Terrarium.
    Mary Plank

    • Aimee Seavey February 16, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

      Hi Mary. Thanks for letting us know. We’ve added the correct link to the post for more information about where to purchase miniatures.

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