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.
Do you wish you could enjoy New England’s majestic display of autumnal colors all year long? Capture the beauty of vibrant autumn in a fall foliage-inspired terrarium.
Materials to Make a Fall Foliage Scene Terrarium
- Open glass container
- 3/8-inch pebbles (for base drainage)
- Horticultural charcoal
- Potting soil
- Live Hypnum curvifolium (sheet moss)
- Alternanthera ficoidea ‘Red Threads’ (Joseph’s Coat)
- Heuchera rubescens ‘Troy Boy’ or other miniature pink coral bells
- Miniature hosta (such as ‘Cherish’ or ‘Green Mouse Ears’)
- Flat river rocks (for the stone wall)
- Solanum aethiopicum (ornamental eggplant or pumpkin-on-a-stick)
- Rake and wheelbarrow figurines
Instructions to Make a Fall Foliage Scene Terrarium
- Wearing gloves, lay 1 to 1-1/2 inch of pebbles into the base of the glass container.
- Add 1 tablespoon of horticultural charcoal to the bottom layer and mix it with the pebbles.
- Add a 2-inch layer of potting soil and firm it lightly.
- Dig a hole in the potting soil, insert the Joseph’s Coat, and firm it into place.
- Dig holes for the coral bells and hosta, insert, and firm into place.
- Water the plants and the soil surface lightly.
- Carpet the ground with sheet moss, firm it down, and water lightly.
- Build a stone wall by stacking river rocks.
- Set a few ornamental eggplants on or around the wall (as pumpkins).
- Add and arrange rake and wheelbarrow figurines.