Using different living plants, we will create terrariums with a variety of materials. We will have the option of creating a desert habitat, with the use of succulents, and will also have the option of creating a more tropical habitat with the use of moss and other water loving plants. We will talk about the different types of terrariums, why it works to create a mini-ecosystem, and will explore different aesthetic choices you can make when arranging a terrarium.
The class will include all materials necessary to create a terrarium, including the glass container. If you have your own glass container you would like to bring, that's okay as well!
About the teacher:
Elizabeth Lawrensen is a local musician, teacher, and plant lover. She has been making terrariums for 2 years, inspired initially by hiking in the woods and musing over plants with a friend. She created the small business Terra Somnium, selling moss terrariums of many varieties at the Chattanooga Market. She has researched moss extensively and has also done many experiments to find out what will yield the best result in creating living moss terrariums as well as moss art.