I made a terrarium! It is currently happily situated in my kitchen out of the reach of curious paws (Read Boris) and I am enjoying having a little greenery around me. I used to have quite a few plants before Plumpton went on a feline scratch and fern mission. I made my terrarium at a class that crafter and plant expert Masha Zelen taught at the Woodstock Trading Company in Cherry Hill, NJ (you know, the purple building with two antique hearses parked out front.)
Masha makes terrariums and fills them with succulent plants, cute little polymer clay Gnomes and toadstools. If you like, she can make you a terrarium or teach you how to make your own. Woodstock owner Gladys Glass was so taken with Masha’s work that she invited her to teach a class for Woodstock’s customers. Masha showed up on class day loaded with glass containers, potting soil, assorted pebbles glass chunks and toad stools and a group of gnomes clamoring to be assigned to terrariums. We got to work as she took us through the steps of selecting plants and accessories and making our own little gnome and toadstool habitats.
Masha explaining how to care for a terrarium
The Gnomes were very well behaved considering how eager they were to be assigned to a terrarium.
Our finished terrariums. Don’t they look great? If your are interested in learning how to make your own terrarium or hosting a class, go to Masha’s Facebook page, Made By Masha, for more information and her contact information.
Aside from offering classic rock and roll memorabilia, beads, vintage posters and every type of incense this side of The Land of Frankencense, Woodstock hosts rock concerts on its lawn, drum circles, a yearly Maypole celebration and other family events. Get more information on Gladys’ Facebook page, here or follow Woodstock on Instagram.
And what about the fish, you ask? The big fish was exercising its fins in a huge tank as Gladys her husband and I entered a restaurant for dinner later in the evening. Working up an appetite no doubt.